Node of Rouviere

Nodes of Rouviere are named retropharyngeal lymph nodes. The singular term "node of Rouviere" refers to the most superior of the lateral group of retropharyngeal lymph nodes 1, while the plural "nodes of Rouviere" has also been used more generally to refer to the entire lateral group 2,3. The difference in terminology is usually immaterial as groups of multiple ipsilateral retropharyngeal nodes are uncommonly seen in adults 4.

History and etymology

Henri Rouvière (1876–1952) was an anatomy professor from Le Bleymard in France.  His seminal work, "Anatomy of the Human Lymphatic System', documented the lymph nodes of the human body and their associated drainage regions 5.

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rID: 49375
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub
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