esophageal plexus

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esophageal plexus

An autonomic nerve plexus surrounding the lower half of the thoracic esophagus. The plexus is formed by the vagus nerves: the left vagus nerve spreads around the front surface of the esophagus, while the right vagus nerve spreads around the back surface. The plexus is joined by sympathetic axons from the thoracic sympathetic trunk.
See also: plexus