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LDVTA: Lymphatics of the Thorax and Abdomen

Course Description

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In this class you will learn rarely taught ligaments, organ interfaces and intraorgan restrictions for most of the viscera including esophagus, trachea, lungs, heart, mediastinum, liver, spleen, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, kidney, thoracic diaphragm, bladder, uterus, fallopian tube, ovary, prostate and pelvic diaphragm.

Discover an easy way to find dominant lesion of an area.

Release organs using mainly Lympho-fascia release (LFR), extracellular fluid techniques (EFT) and other techniques. 



LDT3 or LDT2 + VM1 (or any other 4-day hands-on visceral class - contact us with a description of this visceral class for approval)


Class length

4 days


24 hours for numerous professions


LDV1 Class Preparation

Advance study of anatomy is a pre-requisite for this class. Review the list of words and see where your stand with your knowledge. It is very important that you prepare for this class in advance - even if you don't plan to attend the class for years, it is not too early to begin your study of these structures. We have provided a list of terms below you need to study before attending this course.
Most anatomical reference book on the thorax, abdomen and pelvic section will refer to these terms. For example, Netter's 4th edition, section III, IV and V.


Fissures, pleura, apex (dome) of the lungs, suspensory ligaments of the lungs*, mediastinum, thymus, thyroid, trachea, bronchi, thoracic/abdominal esophagus, phrenic nerve. Parietal and visceral peritoneum


Gallbladder, coronary ligament , triangular ligament, falciform ligament, hepatocolic ligament, cystico-colic ligament, hepatosplenic ligament, hepatorenal ligament, hepatoduodenal ligament, cysticoduodenal-renal ligament*.


  • Greater and lesser tuberosity, gastrophrenic ligament, gastrocolic ligament, gastrosplenic ligament, pylorus, duodenum.

  • D1 to D4, muscle of Treitz*, cysticoduodenal-colic ligament*, cysticoduodenal

  • ligament, cysticoduodenal-renal ligament*

  • Inferior duodenal fold

  • Greater and lesser omentum

  • Colon flexures

  • Toldt's fascia*

  • Sigmoid, Rectum

  • Mesotransverse

  • Splenocolic ligament

  • Renocolic ligament

  • Appendiculo-ovarian ligament*

  • Mesenteric root

  • Mesocolon

  • Ligament

  • Pancreas, spleen

  • Pancreaticosplenic ligament

  • Splenorenal ligament

  • Bladder, pubovesical ligament

  • Median (urachus) and medial umbilical ligaments

  • Ureter

  • Uterus, ovaries, fallopian tube, sacrum

  • Uterosacral fold

  • Broad ligament

  • Round ligament:

  • Obturator internus muscle, obturator foramen

  • Suspensory ligament of ovary

  • Cardinal ligament / lateral cervical ligament*

  • Utero-ovarian ligament

  • Lumbo-ovarian ligament*

  • Mesosalpinx

  • Mesovarium*

  • Practice your Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) for LDV1


*These terms are often not labeled in North American anatomy texts. However, these structures are quite often visible in anatomical drawings.



Lympho-Fascia Release on Viscera (LDV): Liver, Stomach, Smaller Omentum, Cecum, Ileo-Cecal Valve

Visceral Applications of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) - Testimonial from Darleen, PT

Dr Chikly's Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT):
Manual Lymphatic Mapping

Releasing the Lobes of the Liver, A Lymph Drainage Therapy
(LDT) Demonstration

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