Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lymphatic Vessel

A lymphatic vessel is any of the vascular conduits in the body, which carries the extracellular fluid away from the body tissues into the venous system. Without these tiny tubes, or when these get occluded, an edema or hypertrophy of a body part may occur. Being part of the lymphatic system, the lymphatic vessels merge to form bigger vessels called trunks, and these run into one another give rise to the two lymphatic ducts (left and right) that drain into the subclavian veins.