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Esophageal Branches of Aorta
Cardiovascular System

Esophageal Branches of Aorta

Rami oesophagei aortae

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The esophageal branches of the descending thoracic aorta arise from the anterior aspect of the thoracic aorta. There are usually two branches.


From their origin, they travel anteriorly and inferiorly to the middle third of the esophagus, where they anastomose with each other. Superiorly, they anastomose with the esophageal branches of inferior thyroid artery. Inferiorly, they anastomose with the esophageal branches of left gastric artery.

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The esophageal branches of thoracic aorta supply the esophagus.

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