Cisterna chyli

Cisterna chyli
Lymph: Cisterna chyli; Cysterna Chyli
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Modes of origin of thoracic duct. a. Thoracic duct. a’. Cisterna chyli. b, c’ Efferent trunks from lateral aortic glands. d. An efferent vessel which pierces the left crus of the diaphragm. e. f. Lateral aortic glands. h. Retroaortic glands. i. Intestinal trunk. j. Descending branch from intercostal lymphatics.
Gray's subject #176 690
Source intestinal trunk, lumbar trunks, retroaortic lymph nodes
Drains to thoracic duct
Dorlands/Elsevier Cisterna chyli

The cisterna chyli (or cysterna chyli, and etymologically more correct, receptaculum chyli) is a dilated sac at the lower end of the thoracic duct into which lymph from the intestinal trunk and two lumbar lymphatic trunks flow.

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Flow of lymph

It forms the primary lymph vessel transporting lymph and chyle from the abdomen via the aortic opening to the junction of left subclavian vein and internal jugular veins. It occurs inconsistently and when present is located posterior to the aorta on the anterior aspect of the bodies of the first and second lumbar vertebrae. The cisterna chyli receives fatty chyle from the intestines and thus acts as a conduit for the lipid products of digestion. It is the most common drainage trunk of most of the body's lymphatics.

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