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Jugular Trunk

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2015

The jugular trunk is one of the six lymphatic trunks. These trunks drain lymph the larger areas of the body, and they are named for the areas that they serve. The jugular trunk drains parts of the neck and head and meets up at the junction of the subclavian vein and the internal jugular vein on the right-hand side. On the left side of the body, it drains into the thoracic duct.