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Deep Lymph Vessels of Hand (Left)
Lymphoid System

Deep Lymph Vessels of Hand (Left)

Vasa lymphatica profundi manus

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Quick Facts

Location: Accompanying superficial and deep palmar arch

Drainage: Muscles, bones, and joints of hand

Direction of Flow: Deep lymphatic vessels of forearm> cubital lymph node > brachial lymph vessel > parietal axillary nodes > central axillary nodes > infraclavicular nodes > subclavian trunk > right lymphatic duct (right) or thoracic duct (left).

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Description

The deep vessels of the hand drain the muscles, bones and joints. The lymphatic vessels accompany the dorsal and palmar metacarpal arteries and collect into the superficial palmar lymphatic arch, which drains into the ulnar lymphatic vessels. The superficial palmar arch is also connected to the deep palmar lymphatic arch, which transports lymph mainly to the radial lymph vessels.

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