bronchomediastinal trunk


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bronchomediastinal trunk

one of the two lymphatic vessels, right and left, that drain the lung and bronchi, mediastinal structures, and thoracic wall.
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The bronchomediastinal trunk is different in that it is unaccompanied by blood vessels (3).
In some people, the bronchomediastinal trunk flows into it from the right at about the level of the third rib.
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.