Supratrochlear lymph nodes

Supratrochlear lymph nodes

The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the arm (supratrochlear gland labeled at bottom center)

Regional lymph tissue
Drains to Lateral lymph nodes[1]
Latin Nodi lymphoidei supratrochleares

Anatomical terminology

One or two supratrochlear lymph nodes are placed above the medial epicondyle of the humerus, medial to the basilic vein.

Their afferents drain the middle, ring, and little fingers, the medial portion of the hand, and the superficial area over the ulnar side of the forearm; these vessels are, however, in free communication with the other lymphatic vessels of the forearm.

Their efferents accompany the basilic vein and join the deeper vessels.

They are distinguished in Terminologia anatomica from the "epitrochlear" (or "cubital") lymph nodes, but the region is similar.[2][3]

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. clinicalconsiderations at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  2. Image at
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