Esophageal branches of thoracic part of aorta
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = rami oesophageales partis thoracicae aortae
GraySubject = 153
GrayPage = 600
DorlandsPre = r_02
DorlandsSuf = 12691278
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 arteriesabove, and with ascending branches from the left inferior phrenicand left gastricarteries below. These arteries supply the middle third of the esophagus.
* - "Branches of the
ascending aorta, arch of the aorta, and the descending aorta."
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