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Table 1 Overview of mean imaging based diameters of the thoracic duct in literature

From: Morphology of the distal thoracic duct and the right lymphatic duct in different head and neck pathologies: an imaging based study

Authors Imaging Modality Mean Diameter Range
Liu et al. [1] CT 4.8 mm
Kiyonaga et al. [15] CT 2.3 mm 1.1–2.8 mm
Yu et al. [9] MRI 3.6 ± 0.1 mm
Takahashi et al. [7] MRI 3.75 ± 0.81 mm 2.62–5.57 mm
Seeger et al. [5] US 2.5 mm
Zironi et al. [17] US 1.9 ± 0.5 mm
Parasher et al. [20] US 2.43 mm 1.5–4 mm
  1. CT computed tomography, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, US Ultrasound