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|+||====== Lymphatic Trunks: ======|
|+||The largest [[lymphatic_vessels]] that transport [[lymph]] to the [[lymphatic_ducts]]. The largest lymphatic trunk, the thoracic duct, carries lymph from the lower half of the body and the posterior mediastinum.|
|+||The ducts on the right of the body join to form the right lymphatic duct. The opening of the lymphatic ducts into the veins is subject to considerable anatomical variation; it is located in the supra-clavicular fossa, in the angle formed by the internal jugular and subclavian veins.|