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diaphragmatic constriction of esophagus


Definition: normal narrowing of the esophagus, demonstrated radiographically after a barium swallow, caused by the passage of the esophagus through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.

Synonym(s): constrictio phrenica esophageaTA, constrictio diaphragmatica esophagea, inferior esophageal constriction

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