Anastomotic vein as in 26a. It drains into the great saphenous vein. D
27 Perforating veins. Vv. perforantes. Veins that connect the cutaneous and subfascial veins especially on the lower leg. Their valves prevent the flow of blood from the deep veins to the epifascial veins.
1 ¡LYMPHATIC SYSTEM. Systema lymphaticum.
2 Lymphatic vessels. Vasa lymphatica.
3 Lymphatic capillary. Vas lymphocapillare. Any of the vessels of the lymphatic system that form closed networks and have permeable walls. C
4 Lymphatic capillary network. Rete lympho-capillare. Network of lymphocapillary veins. C
5 Lymphatic vessel. Vas lymphaticum. Any of the valvular lymphatic vessels that communicate with the lymphocapillary vessels. Their thin walls are sparselylinedwith smooth muscles. C
6 Lymphatic plexus. Plexus lymphaticus. Network of lymphatic vessels lying deeper than the lymphocapillary vessels. In the outer layers of the skin, it lies within and directly below the corium. C
7 Superficial lymphatic vessel. Vas lymphaticum superficiale. It is situated superficially on the fascia of the limbs.
8 Deep lymphatic vessel. Vas lymphaticum pro-fundum. It lies beneath the fascia of the limbs and often, but not always, accompanies blood vessels.
9 Lymphatic trunks. Trunci lymphatici. Five main lymphatic branches of the lymph-vascular system.
10 Right/left lumbar trunk. Truncus lumbaris dexter/sinister. Main branch which brings lymph to the cisterna chyli from the legs, pelvic viscera, urogenital system and parts of the abdominal wall and the abdominal viscera. B
11 Intestinal trunks. Trunci intestinales. Main conduits which transport lymph to the cisterna chyli from the supply region of the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries. B
12 Right/left bronchomediastinal trunk. Truncus bronchomediastinalis dexter/sinistra. It collects lymph from the heart, lungs and mediastinum. On the left side it opens into the thoracic duct, on the right side, the right lymphatic duct. Often, however, both may open directly into the subclavian veins. B
13 Right/left subclavian trunk. Truncus sub-clavius dexter/sinister. Arises from the arm, accompanies the subclavian vein and usually opens on the right side into the right lymphatic duct and on the left side into the angle between the left subclavian vein and internal jugular vein. B
14 Right/left jugular trunk. Truncus jugularis dexter/sinister. Accompanies the internal jugular vein and passes to the angle between the internal jugular and subclavian veins (venous angle). B
15 Lymphatic ducts. Ductus lymphatici. The main drainage ducts of the lymphatic system.
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