Esophageal branches of thoracic part of aorta
|Artery: Esophageal branches of thoracic part of aorta|
|Latin||rami oesophageales partis thoracicae aortae|
|Gray's||subject #153 600|
The esophageal arteries four or five in number, arise from the front of the aorta, and pass obliquely downward to the esophagus, forming a chain of anastomoses along that tube, anastomosing with the esophageal branches of the inferior thyroid arteries above, and with ascending branches from the left inferior phrenic and left gastric arteries below.
- SUNY Figs 21:06-00 - "Branches of the ascending aorta, arch of the aorta, and the descending aorta."
- esophageal+arteries at eMedicine Dictionary
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