Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Título : Anatomical variations of the thoracic duct : a preliminary report in adult and fetal specimens
Autor : Romeo, Horacio 
Amore, Miguel A. 
Bernárdez, R. 
Enríquez, R. 
Granja, S. 
Fecha de publicación : 2016
Editorial : University of Arizona
Cita : Romeo, H., et al. Anatomical variations of the thoracic duct : a preliminary report in adult and fetal specimens [en línea]. En Lymphology 2016, 49 (4). Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: The study aim is to evaluate anatomical variations of the thoracic duct using a specialized sequential injection procedure. The different types, frequencies, and anatomical topography were recorded and evaluated using 12 adult and 16 fetus specimens. By employing a perfusion pump device, cadavers were sequentially perfused with acrylic colored latex first through the internal marginal vein, then the thoracic duct at the interazygous-aortic recess, and finally through the posterior tibial artery. After perfusion, thoracic ducts were identified, partially dissected, and cadavers fixed by soaking in an aqueous solution of 5% formalin (v/v). Finally, further dissection and detailed photography were performed. Plexus shapes at different levels were clearly evident in 80% of the adult specimens. Whereas the presence of the cisterna chyli was detected in 100% of fetuses as an ampule dilatation at the beginning of the thoracic duct, in only one adult specimen was a dilatation found at the lumbar lymphatic trunk level. Functionally it is not known whether these modified anatomical features (plexus shapes) have served to compensate (as a derivative pathway) for lymphatic hypertension in life as a reflection of lymphatic system challenges and subsequent growth in the adult specimens.
ISSN : 0024-7766
Disciplina: MEDICINA
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
Appears in Collections:Artículos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
anatomical-variations-thoracic.pdf716,46 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Aug 11, 2022


checked on Aug 11, 2022

Google ScholarTM


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons