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Regional Lymph Nodes

The regional lymph nodes are the most common site of metastases.

Melanoma of the Skin Regional* Lymph Nodes by Primary Site:
Primary Site Regional Lymph Nodes
Head and Neck Cervical
Lip Preauricular
Facial
Submental
Submandibular
Eyelid/Canthus Preauricular
Facial
Submandibular
Infra-auricular
External Ear/Auditory Canal Pre and Post-auricular (Mastoid)
Face, Other (cheek, chin, forehead, jaw, nose and temple) Preauricular
Facial
Submental
Submandibular
Scalp Preauricular
Occipital
Spinal Accessory (Posterior Cervical)
Post-auricular (Mastoid)
Neck Preauricular
Occipital
Spinal Accessory (Posterior Cervical)
Submental
Supraclavicular
Axillary
Upper Trunk Cervical
Supraclavicular
Internal Mammary
Axillary
Lower Trunk Femoral (Superficial Inguinal)
Arm/Shoulder Axillary
Spinal Accessory (for shoulder)
Epitrochlear (for hand/arm)
Leg/Hip Femoral (Superficial Inguinal)
Popliteal (for heel and calf)
Vulva/Penis/Scrotum Femoral (Superficial Inguinal)
Deep Inguinal

*Bilateral or contralateral for the primary sites of head, neck and trunk