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Surgical Anatomy of the Esophagus

  • Dieter C. Broering
  • Jessica Walter
  • Zdeněk Halata

Abstract

The esophagus is a part of the alimentary tract. It is a muscular tube approximately 25 cm long extending from the pharynx to the stomach. The esophagus begins at the lower margin of the cricoid cartilage opposite the sixth cervical vertebra and enters the gastric orifice at the level of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.

Keywords

Thoracic Aorta Thoracic Duct Esophageal Wall Azygos Vein Surgical Anatomy 
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Copyright information

© Steinkopff Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter C. Broering
    • 1
  • Jessica Walter
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Halata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General and Thoracic SurgeryChristian-Albrechts-University KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Anatomy First Medical FacultyCharles University in PraguePraha 2Czech Republic

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