Subclavian trunk

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The subclavian trunks are small short paired lymphatic trunks, each one draining its respective upper limb, and formed from efferent lymphatics draining from the apical (subclavicular) subgroup of the axillary nodes.

In turn the subclavian trunks pass through the cervicoaxillary canal and drain into the:

  1. right lymphatic duct/thoracic duct, or
  2. jugulosubclavian venous junction (venous angle), or
  3. jugular lymphatic trunk.

Article information

rID: 74128
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Right subclavian trunk
  • Left subclavian trunk
  • Subclavian lymphatic trunks
  • Subclavian lymph trunks
  • Subclavian lymph trunk
  • Subclavian lymphatic trunk
  • Subclavian trunk

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