Variations of the lymphatic-venous communications in the human left supraclavicular fossa
RODRIGUES, C.F.S., WAFAE, N., OLAVE, E. et al.
Abstract : Considering the clinical and surgical importance of lymphaticovenous communications, little described in cervical region, we presented and discussed the variations of these communications observed after the left supraclavicular fossa dissection of 34 adult cadavers used in the Descriptive and Topographic Anatomy of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Escola Paulista de Medicina, Brazil. We found two cases (5,9%) of lymphatic vessels that reach the left subclavian vein, near of the jugulosubclavian angle. In both cases, the thoracic duct was present and reach the usual local. Anatomical studies of these variations are important due to it knowledge help to avoid consequences after chirurgical proceedings in the cervical region. Besides, the findings of these studies contribute with more details on the lymphatic ways in this region
Keywords: Anatomy; Lymphatic system; Lymphatic-venous shunt.
Rev. chil. anat., 1997, vol.15, no.2, p.175-179. Full text availalbe in Spanish.