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Posterior Cervical Lymph Nodes: Posterior cervical lymph nodes are glands that are a part of the immune system and are located in the neck behind the anterior cervical lymph nodes. Posterior cervical lymph nodes consist of lymphatic tissues enclosed by a fibrous capsule. They contain scavenging white blood cells that fight infection and its spread. They act as filters that strain out potentially harmful pathogens and microorganisms from lymph fluid that drains from the nearby areas in the neck and head. Swollen posterior cervical nodes are often a sign of disease or infection.
Posterior cervical lymph nodes contain sinuses, germinal centers, trabeculae, scavenger cells, and reticular fibers. Conditions that can afflict the posterior cervical lymph nodes include upper respiratory infection, cellulitis, lymphadenopathy, swollen lymph nodes, metastasis of cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma.
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