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furrow formed temporarily between longitudinal rugae of the gastric mucosa along the lesser curvature during swallowing; observed radiographically and endoscopically, it is formed because of the firm attachment of the gastric mucosa to the muscular layer, which is devoid of an oblique layer at this site; said to form a passageway favored by saliva and small quantities of masticated food and other fluids as they flow from cardia to gastroduodenal junction.
magenstraßeClinical anatomy The pliable, linear rugal folds of the gastric mucosa that follow the lesser curvature, bounded externally by the gastrohepatic ligament, the site of most spontaneous gastric rupture, due to the lesser curvature's lower distensibility
magenstrasse(măg″ĕn-străs′ĕ) [″ + Strasse, street]
A groove along the lesser curvature of the stomach from cardia to pylorus.