vagal trunk


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va·gal trunk

(vā'găl trŭngk)
One of the two nerve bundles, anterior and posterior, into which the esophageal plexus continues as it passes through the diaphragm.
Synonym(s): truncus vagalis [TA] .
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WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided cryoablation of the posterior vagal trunk is safe and feasible for patients with mild to moderate obesity, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, held from March 17 to 22 in Los Angeles.
Subsequently, the stomach and esophagus were exteriorized from the peritoneal cavity, and both, dorsal and subdiafragmatic vagal trunk, were separated from the esophagus and cut off.
The common hepatic branch of the ventral vagal trunk, the accessory celiac and gastric branches of the ventral vagal trunk, and the dorsal vagal trunk were cut (denoted as Mvag and Cvag groups) (19).