superficial lymph vessel

su·per·fi·cial lymph ves·sel

[TA]
one of the lymphatic vessels that lie in the skin and subcutaneous tissues; they join the deep lymphatic vessels.
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(5) This therapy involves the use of noninvasive directed massage to drain the lymphatic fluid from the affected extremity through the superficial lymph vessels. Our patient was referred for manual compression therapy of the head and neck because other treatments had failed.

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