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Dorsal Lymph Vessels of Hand (Left)
Lymphoid System

Dorsal Lymph Vessels of Hand (Left)

Vasa lymphatica dorsales manus

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Quick Facts

Location: Digits of Hand.

Drainage: Skin and subcutaneous layer of fingers.

Direction of Flow: Superficial Lymph Vessels of Hand> superficial lymph vessels of foramen > cubital lymph nodes > superficial arm lymph vessels > lateral axillary nodes > central axillary nodes > infraclavicular nodes > subclavian trunk > right lymphatic duct (right) or thoracic duct (left).

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The dorsal lymph vessels of the hand have a mostly straight course. They receive lymph from the skin of the fingers and dorsum of the hand and from the palmar skin.

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Lymph vessels drain fluid from tissue, which then enters the lymph nodes via afferent lymphatic vessels [23].

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