right lymphatic duct


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right lym·phat·ic duct

[TA]
one of the two terminal lymph vessels, a short trunk, about 2 cm long, formed by the union of the right jugular lymphatic vessel and vessels from the lymph nodes of the right superior limb, thoracic wall, and both lungs; it lies on the right side of the root of the neck and empties into the right brachiocephalic vein. Frequently, no right lymphatic duct forms, with the vessels that normally contribute to its formation entering the venous system independently.

right lymphatic duct

a vessel that conveys lymph from the right upper quadrant of the body into the bloodstream in the neck at the junction of the right internal jugular and the right subclavian veins. About 1.25 cm long, the duct courses over the medial border of the scalenus anterior. At its orifice are two semilunar valves that prevent venous blood from flowing backward into the duct. Lymph drains into the right lymphatic duct from numerous capillaries and vessels and from three lymphatic trunks in the right quadrant. Compare thoracic duct. See also lymphatic system.

right lym·phat·ic duct

(rīt lim-fat'ik dŭkt) [TA]
One of the two terminal lymph vessels, a short trunk, about 2 cm in length, formed by the union of the right jugular lymphatic vessel and vessels from the lymph nodes of the right superior limb, thoracic wall, and both lungs; it lies on the right side of the root of the neck and empties into the right brachiocephalic vein.
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The smaller superficial channels converge to form bigger vessels feeding into the deep lymphatic trunks, usually near the deep fascia, that drain to the thoracic duct or the right lymphatic duct.
Regions of most of the organs lying on or near the midline, such as lungs, diaphragm and heart, follow different pathways either to the thoracic duct or to the trunks feeding into right lymphatic duct (1).
The right lymphatic duct drains the right side of the head, neck, and chest wall; it also drains the right lung and the lower half of the left lung, the heart, the dome of the liver, and the right diaphragm via the bronchomediastinal trunk.
The left branch courses as previously described, while the right branch terminates into the right subclavian vein with the right lymphatic duct.

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