Definition of Right Lymphatic Duct and Function

right lymphatic ductRight Lymphatic Duct is a major lymph vessel that collects lymph draining from the right upper body and head.

The right lymphatic duct is about a quarter-inch in diameter and two inches long, adjacent to the subclavian vein beneath the clavicle (collarbone).

It empties into the right subclavian vein, delivering lymph to the bloodstream.

For further discussion of blood and lymph structure and function, please see the overview section “The Blood and Lymph.”

See also CISTERNA CHYLITHORACIC DUCT.

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