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Tracheobronchial Lymph Glands

(From a figure designed by M. Hallé.)

Tracheobronchial Glands form four main groups:

  • tracheal, on either side of the trachea
  • bronchial, in the angles between the lower part of the trachea and bronchi and in the angle between the two bronchi
  • bronchopulmonary, in the hilus of each lung
  • pulmonary, in the lung substance, on the larger branches of the bronchi.

The afferents of the tracheobronchial glands drain the lungs and bronchi, the thoracic part of the trachea and the heart; some of the efferents of the posterior mediastinal glands also end in this group. Their efferent vessels ascend upon the trachea and unite with efferents of the internal mammary and anterior mediastinal glands to form the right and left bronchomediastinal trunks. The right bronchomediastinal trunk may join the right lymphatic duct, and the left the thoracic duct, but more frequently they open independently of these ducts into the junction of the internal jugular and subclavian veins of their own side.


In all town dwellers there are continually being swept into these glands from the bronchi and alveoli large quantities of the dust and black carbonaceous pigment that are so freely inhaled in cities. At first the glands are moderately enlarged, firm, inky black, and gritty on section; later they enlarge still further, often becoming fibrous from the irritation set up by the minute foreign bodies with which they are crammed, and may break down into a soft slimy mass or may calcify.

(Text from Gray's Anatomy 1918)



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Reference

Gray H. Anatomy of the human body. (1918) Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.


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