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Right lymphatic duct

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The right lymphatic duct is a terminating vessel of the lymphatic system and forms from the confluence of the right jugular, right subclavian and right bronchomediastinal lymphatic trunks. It has a short 2 cm course, usually draining into the systemic venous system at the junction of the right internal jugular and subclavian veins.

Anatomy: General
Anatomy: Thoracic


Article information

rID: 49093
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Right lymphatic ducts
  • Right lymphatic duct (RLD)

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: thoracic and right lymphatic ducts (Gray's illustration)
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