Histology and Electron Microscopy

  • V. J. Desmet
  • G. N. Tytgat
Part of the Handbuch der inneren Medizin book series (INNEREN, volume 3)


The esophagus is a relatively straight but deformable muscular tube extending from the pharynx to the stomach, and subject to longitudinal tension (Kaufmann et al., 1968). Its wall is composed of the four typical layers which characterize the tubular digestive system: the mucous membrane (tunica mucosa), the submucosa (tunica submucosa), the muscularis externa (tunica muscularis), and adventitia (tunica adventitia).


Lamina Propria Basal Lamina Squamous Epithelium Myenteric Plexus Columnar Epithelium 
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