Lymph Trunk

Lymph trunk is a lymph vessel that carries lymph, and is formed by confluence of many efferent lymph vessels. It in turn drains into one of the two lymph ducts (right lymph duct and the thoracic duct).

When an efferent lymph vessel leaves a lymph node, it may carry lymph to another lymph node by becoming its afferent lymph vessel or unite with other efferent vessels to become a lymph trunk. The lymph trunks drain into the lymph ducts, which in turn return lymph to the blood by emptying into the respective subclavian veins.

There are four pairs and an unpaired lymph trunks:

  • Jugular lymph trunks
  • Subclavian lymph trunks
  • Bronchomediastinal lymph trunks
  • Lumbar lymph trunks
  • Intestinal lymph trunk—unpaired
Lymphatic system - Lymphatic trunks and ducts (TA A12.4.01, GA 8.690)
Path details

... Blood → Interstitial fluid → Lymph →

Lymph capillary → Afferent lymph vessel (Lymphatic vessel) → Lymph node → Efferent lymph vessel (Lymphatic vessel) →

Lymph trunk (Subclavian lymph trunk • Jugular lymph trunk • Bronchomediastinal lymph trunk • Intestinal lymph trunk → Cisterna chyli • Lumbar lymph trunk → Cisterna chyli) → Lymph duct {Right lymphatic duct and (Kacheshmarova's lymph duct→) Thoracic duct (left side)→}

Subclavian vein (right and left) → Blood ...
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Other articles related to "lymph trunk, trunk, trunks, lymph":

Jugular Lymph Trunk
... inferior deep cervical glands and partly to a trunk which unites with the efferent vessel of the inferior deep cervical glands and forms the jugular trunk ... On the right side, this trunk ends in the junction of the internal jugular and subclavian veins, called the Venous angle ... Anterior cervical Lateral cervical Supraclavicular Virchow's Jugular trunk M LMO anat (h, u, t, a, l)/phys/devp noco/cong/tumr proc Lymphatic system - Lymphatic trunks and ducts (TA A12.4.01 ...
Lymph Duct - See Also
... Lymphatic system Right lymphatic duct Thoracic duct Lymphatic system - Lymphatic trunks and ducts (TA A12.4.01, GA 8.690) Path details.. ... Blood → Interstitial fluid → LymphLymph capillary → Afferent lymph vessel (Lymphatic vessel) → Lymph node → Efferent lymph vessel (Lymphat ...

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