Cisterna chyli


Expanded lower end of thoracic duct

Position and relations

  • Medial and posterior to the right crus of the diaphragm

  • Right side of the front of bodies of L1 and L2

  • Between aorta and azygous veins

  • Infront of upper two right lumbar arteries



Lumbar lymph trunks

  • Lower limbs

  • Pelvic and abdominal walls

  • Viscera except digestive organs and spleen

Intestinal lymph trunks

  • Digestive organs

  • spleen via celiac and mesenteric nodes

Descending intercostals lymph trunks

  • Thoracic walls.

Posterior abdominal wall and diaphragm