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Esophagus and stomach anatomy

Esophagus and stomach anatomy

Overview

Food is swallowed and passes through the esophagus to the stomach, where the majority of digestion takes place.

Review Date 5/11/2016

Updated by: Subodh K. Lal, MD, gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia, Austell, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.