cisterna

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a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid

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Lymph from the intestinal and lumbar trunks, the kidney and gut, drains up to the cisterna chyli (4).
The thoracic duct arises from the cisterna chyli and carries chyle from the intestinal lymphatics and lacteals to the venous circulation in the left thoracic inlet.
The thoracic duct originates at the body of L2 from a triangular dilatation called cisterna chyli, passes posterior to the median arcuate ligament through the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm, and then travels in the posterior mediastinum of the right hemithorax, just anterior to the vertebral column, between the azygous vein and the aorta (Figure 4).
Though not included in current literature, the advice is valid, as increased intraabdominal pressure compresses the cisterna chyli, leading to increased flow through the duct (2).