esophageal branches of the vagus nerve

e·soph·a·ge·al branches of the va·gus nerve

includes both branches passing directly from vagi and the branches from the recurrent laryngeal nerves that form the esophageal nerve plexus that surrounds the esophagus, supplying it and adjacent portions of the pericardium.
See also: esophageal (nerve) plexus.
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