Although very complicated and complex, the anatomy of the lymphatic system can be summarized in the following way:

Superficial (suprafascial) circulation: it drains the cutis and the sub-cutis, running parallel to the veins and forming a thick superficial anastomotic network;

Deep (subfascial) circulation: it drains the muscles, joints, and tendons; its main branches run along the vascular-nervous bundles; – Visceral Circulation: it drains internal abdominal and thoracic organs. Perforating lymphatic vessels connect the superficial lymphatic circulation with the deep one. For a more detailed description, please refer to specific books on human systematic and topographic anatomy.

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