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If the lymph fluid from left hand side of torso is returned to blood vessel via the left subclavian vein, what happens ?

Hello, if the lymph fluid from the left hand side of the torso is returned to the blood vessels via the left subclavian vein , is the lymph fuild from the right hand side of the torso returned to the blood vessels via the right subclavian vein? It is just that my text book omits the right hand side of the torso Many thanks in advance
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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The lymph drainage on the right side is via the right lymphatic duct which drains into the right subclavian vein at its junction with the right internal jugular vein.
The lymph drainage from the left side is via the thoracic duct which drains into the left brachiocephalic vein which joins the venous circulation at the junction of the left subclavian and internal jugular veins.
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Answered: Sat, 15 Jun 2013
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