Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Delphian node

A midline prelaryngeal (cricotyhroid) lymph node.

delphian node















  • Receives lymphtic drainage from larynx & thyroid gland.
  • Can be enlarged in thyroid carcinoma or advanced larygeal cancer.
  • This node gets its name from Greek mythology. The Oracle of Delphi, called Pythria, was a Priestess who would answer questions posed to her, never concealing nor revealing the truth. Thus, an enlarged Delphian node may, or may not, indicate the presence of thyroid cancer.

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