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Regional Lymph Nodes

Anatomical Regions for the Staging of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Illustration of the regional lymph nodes

Lymph nodes above the diaphragm

  • Waldeyer ring
  • Tonsils, adenoids (nasopharynx), lingual tonsils
  • Cervical[neck] (occipital, submental, preauricular, submandibular, internal jugular)
  • Infraclavicular
  • Supraclavicular (scalene)
  • Axillary, pectoral
  • Mediastinal (peritracheal, thymic region)
  • Hilar
  • Epitrochlear, brachial

Lymph nodes below the diaphragm

  • Upper abdomen (splenic hilar, celiac, porta hepatis)
  • Lower abdomen (iliac,
  • paraaortic, retroperitoneal, mesenteric, abdominal, NOS)
  • Iliac
  • Inguinal
  • Femoral
  • Popliteal
  • Spleen