Instead of lying almost entirely ventrad to the lungs, as in the preceding figure, the oesophagus here lies directly between them.
Spasm of the oesophagus is most frequent in neurotic subjects.
The trachea, ta, is of much smaller caliber than the oesophagus, especially in its dorso-ventral diameter.
The oesophagus is narrow, especially in blood-sucking vampires.
Wounds of the trachea and oesophagus, according to Gilbert, are invariably mortal.
In exceptional cases the entire mucous surface of the oesophagus may be covered with the product (Seux).
In more anterior sections the bile duct is larger in cross section, being about one-half the diameter of the oesophagus.
Some have been systematically fed by means of a catheter passed through a nasal passage and thus on into the oesophagus.
It follows the prolonged sojourn of foreign bodies in the oesophagus.
The destructive process rapidly extends—sometimes to the oesophagus in one direction or to the nares in the other.
oesophagus oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf'ə-gəs)
Variant of esophagus.