Measurement of Lymph Flow of the Heart
- S.E Leeds
- H.N Uhley
The intrinsic lymphatics of the heart consist of subendocardial, myocardial and subepicardial plexuses. Collecting channels lie in the atrioventricular sulcus and two main trunks drain roughly the left and right sides of the heart (1, 2, 3). Patek (I) noted that these two trunks form a single trunk which lies on the pulmonary artery. Symbas (3) made in vivo studies and described separate courses to the mediastinum of the left and the right trunks. A third trunk lies posteriorly and drains part of the posterior myocardium (4). Above the roots of the aorta and pulmonary artery the number of lymphatics pathways and interconnections vary considerably as illustrated by Allison and Sabiston (4).
How to Cite:
Leeds, S. & Uhley, H., (1971) “Measurement of Lymph Flow of the Heart”, Lymphology 4(2), 31-34.