Bronchomediastinal lymph trunk

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Bronchomediastinal lymph trunk
Terminal collecting trunks of right side. a. Jugular trunk. b. Subclavian trunk. c. Bronchomediastinal trunk. d. Right lymphatic trunk. e. Gland of internal mammary chain. f. Gland of deep cervical chain.
System Lymphatic system
Source parasternal lymph nodes
Drains to thoracic duct, right lymphatic duct
Latin truncus bronchomediastinalis
TA A12.4.01.005
FMA 9585
Anatomical terminology

The efferent vessels of the tracheobronchial lymph nodes ascend upon the trachea and unite with efferents of the internal mammary and anterior mediastinal glands to form the right and left bronchomediastinal trunks.

The right bronchomediastinal trunk may join the right lymphatic duct, and the left the thoracic duct, but more frequently they open independently of these ducts into the junction of the internal jugular and subclavian veins of their own side.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 717 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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