Name

Abdominal esophagus

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Definition

The lower thoracic portion (or abdominal esophagus), is 8 cm in length and is the distal half of the esophagus between the tracheal bifurcation and the esophago-gastric junction, approximately 40 cm from the upper incisor teeth.

Resource

Title: SEER Self Instructional Manuals for Tumor Registrars
Edition: Book 4
Year: 1995
Human Anatomy as Related to Tumor Formation

Alternate Names

Lower thoracic esophagus

Abstractor Notes

None

Histology

None

Primary Sites

C152 Abdominal esophagus
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