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esophageal branches of the left gastric artery


Definition: ascends through esophageal hiatus of diaphragm to supply lowermost (inferiormost thoracic and abdominal parts of the) esophagus; anastomosis: esophageal branches of thoracic aorta.

Synonym(s): rami esophageales arteriae gastricae sinistraeTA

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