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Arteries of Esophagus
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Esophagus

Arteriae oesophagi

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Description

The arterial supply to the esophagus comes from the esophageal branches that arise from multiple arteries, including the inferior thyroid arteries, thoracic aorta, bronchial arteries, left gastric artery, and left inferior phrenic artery.

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