area of Laimer(redirected from V-shaped area of esophagus)
area of Laimer(lī'mĕr),
a triangular (or V-shaped) area on the posterior aspect of the proximal esophagus, with its apex directed inferiorly in the midline and the cricopharyngeus muscle forming its base, which is an area of weakness because of a near absence of longitudinal muscle; potential site of herniation of pharyngeal or esophageal mucosa.
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ar·e·a of Lai·mer(ārē-ă līmĕr)
A triangular (or V-shaped) area on the posterior aspect of the proximal esophagus.
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