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Oesophageal anatomy and basic physiology 

Oesophageal anatomy and basic physiology
Oesophageal anatomy and basic physiology

M. Asif Chaudry

, Sri G. Thrumurthy

, and Muntzer Mughal

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date: 05 December 2020

This chapter describes the gross and microscopic anatomy, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, endoscopic anatomy, innervation and sensation, and motility (i.e. swallowing and peristalsis) of the oesophagus. The lower oesophageal sphincter and its role in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are also described.

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