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Pectoral axillary lymph nodes

Lymph: Pectoral axillary lymph nodes
Lymphatics of the mamma, and the axillary glands
Latin nodi lymphoidei axillares pectorales
Gray's subject #178 699
Drains to
central lymph nodes

An anterior or pectoral group consists of four or five glands along the lower border of the Pectoralis minor, in relation with the lateral thoracic artery.

Their afferents drain the skin and muscles of the anterior and lateral thoracic walls, and the central and lateral parts of the mamma; their efferents pass partly to the central and partly to the subclavicular groups of axillary glands.

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