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Table 1 Salient features of oesophageal anatomy

From: Imaging of the oesophagus: beyond cancer

  Origin End Arterial Supply Venous Drainage
Cervical Pharyngoesophageal junction (C6) Suprasternal notch Inferior thyroid artery Azygos veins
Thoracic Suprasternal notch Diaphragmatic hiatus (T10) Oesophageal arteries Left gastric and Portal veins
Abdominal Diaphragmatic hiatus (T10) Stomach (T11) Left gastric and Phrenic arteries Azygos veins