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Posterior vagal trunk

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Posterior vagal trunk

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


  • Celiac branch
  • Posterior gastric branches

External links

  • thoraxlesson5 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (postmediastinumlevel2)

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