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Posterior vagal trunk

Posterior vagal trunk
The tracheobronchial lymph glands.
Course and distribution of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves.
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Latin truncus vagalis posterior
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Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The posterior vagal trunk is a branch of the vagus nerve which contributes to the esophageal plexus. It consists primarily of fibers from the right vagus, but also contains a few fibers from the left vagus.

Branches

  • Celiac branch
  • Posterior gastric branches

External links

  • thoraxlesson5 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (postmediastinumlevel2)
  • http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/modules/peritoneal_dev_module/peritoneal_03.html


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