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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Anomalous Thoracic Duct Emptying into Right Subclavi Vein.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Anomalous Thoracic Duct Emptying into Right Subclavian Vein.

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of anomalous thoracic duct emptying into right subclavian vein

a, Esophagus; b, trachea; c, right primary bronchus; d, left primary bronchus; e, pericardial sac; f, line indicating site of adherence of the pericardiurn to the diaphragm; g, inferior vena cava; h, superior vena cava; i, azygos vein; k, right brachiocephalic vein; l, right internal jugular vein; m, right subclavian vein; n, right external jugular vein; o, left internal jugular vein; p, left vein; q, left external jugular vein; r, branches of the right pulmonary artery; s, branches of the left pulmonary artery; t, u, right and left pulmonary vein; v, aortic arch at its posterior extremity; x, y, common carotid arteries; z, left subclavian artery; &, vertebral artery branch of left subclavian; 1, right subclavian artery; 2, dilated conus at origin of right subclavian artery; 3, descending (thoracic) aorta; 4, thoracic duct; 5, arch of thoracic duct; 6, division of duct into two branches; 7, minor branch of thoracic duct; 8, major branch of thoracic duct; 9, small thoracic duct on the left side.

From Calori, L. Sopra um caso d'inversione dei condotti toracici accompagnato da inverse origine dell'arteria succlavia destra e sulla gnesi delle due anomalie. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Istituto di Bologna S. 5 1:189-196, 1890.

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