17 Inferior lymph nodes. Nodi lymphatici inferiores. Group arranged along a vertical line at the proximal end of the great saphenous vein. They drain the superficial lymphatic vessels of the leg. B
18 Deep inguinal lymph nodes. Nodi lymphatici inguinales profundi. Positioned below the fascia lata at the level of the saphenous hiatus. The uppermost node can be especially large and may occupy the femoral canal (Rosenmuller's node). Afferent region: deep lymphatic vessels ofthe leg. Efferents: external iliac lymph nodes. B
19 Superficial popliteal lymph nodes. Nodi lym-phatici popliteales superficiales. They lie at the proximal end of the small saphenous vein and receive lymph from the lateral margin of the foot and calf. Their efferents pass anteriorly through the hiatus tendineus into the deep inguinal lymph nodes. C
20 Deep popliteal lymph nodes. Nodi lymphatici popliteales profundi. Situated between the knee joint capsule and the popliteal artery. They receive lymph from the posterior side of the lower leg and their efferents convey it anteriorly through the hiatus tendineus to the deep inguinal lymph nodes. C
21 Anterior tibial node. [Nodus tibialis anterior]. Lymph node occasionally present along the anterior tibial artery.
22 Posterior tibial node. [Nodus tibialis posterior]. Lymph node occasionally present along the posterior tibial artery.
23 Fibular node. [Nodus fibularis]. Lymph node occasionally present along the peroneal (fibu-lar) artery.
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