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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Synonyms: Veins

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

Synonyms: Lymphatics

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

Terminology for the cardiovascular system from the older English, French, and German literature related to more modern usage.

Older Terminology

Modern Usage


Thoracic duct.

L. cysterna s. ampulla s. receptaculum chyli.

Cisterna chyli.

L. ductus chyliferus s. lumbothoracicus s. pecquetianus.

Thoracic duct.


Thoracic duct.


Thoracic duct.

Receptaculum pecqueti.

Cisterna chyli.

L. saccus acteus.

Cisterna chyli.


Thoracic duct.

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