International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2017 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Management of Chyle Leak after Head and Neck Surgery: Review of Current Treatment Strategies

Figure 2

Cervical course of the thoracic duct. The thoracic duct enters the neck lateral to the esophagus, ascending superiorly and laterally behind to the carotid and internal jugular vein before turning inferiorly and anteriorly to join the venous circulation at the confluence of the internal jugular vein and subclavian vein.