Surgical Anatomy of the Esophagus
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.
KeywordsThoracic Aorta Thoracic Duct Esophageal Wall Azygos Vein Surgical Anatomy
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