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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 4/10/2018

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.