jugular trunk


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jugular trunk

one of the two lymphatic vessels, right and left, that drain the head and neck.
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Left cervical nodes are near the entry of thoracic duct into the left subclavian vein which drains to the left jugular trunk.
Deep cervical nodes (jugulo-digastric and jugulo-omohyoid) lie adjacent to the internal jugular vein draining into the thoracic duct via the jugular trunks (4).