Esophageal branches of thoracic part of aorta

Esophageal branches of thoracic part of aorta

Infobox Artery
Latin = rami oesophageales partis thoracicae aortae
GraySubject = 153
GrayPage = 600

Caption =

Caption2 =
BranchFrom = descending aorta
BranchTo =
Vein = esophageal veins
Supplies = esophagus
MeshName =
MeshNumber =
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 arteries above, and with ascending branches from the left inferior phrenic and left gastric arteries below. These arteries supply the middle third of the esophagus.

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