Halsted lymph nodes

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The apical axillary lymph nodes:

  • 4-6 nodes in this group
  • location:
    • most superior point - the apex - of the axilla
    • medial to axillary vein and artery
    • deep to pectoralis minor
  • receives lymph from all the other axillary lymphatic nodes
  • efferent lymphatics pass:
    • deep to the clavicle to form the subclavian lymphatic trunk
    • to the supraclavicular nodes

Last reviewed 01/2018