Subcutaneous rupture of the thoracic duct may result from a crush of the thorax.
They pass into the thoracic duct and thence into the blood stream.
A smaller portion is carried through the thoracic duct and emptied into a vein near the heart.
This is a sac-like expansion of the lower end of the thoracic duct.
This fat then enters the lacteals, which unite to form the thoracic duct.
Injections made retrograde from the thoracic duct, pass through the villi into the intestines.
He, however, failed to trace them to the thoracic duct, and believed them to terminate in the liver.
On killing it and opening the body, the thoracic duct was found to be full.
The lacteals carry the fats into the blood by way of the thoracic duct.
From these again fresh lymphatic vessels arise which carry the fluid towards the main lymph-vessel, the thoracic duct.
thoracic duct n.
The largest lymph vessel in the body, which collects lymph from the left side of the body above the diaphragm and from all parts below the diaphragm. Also called left lymphatic duct.