Child's Esophagus

Picture of esophagus in child

The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. The muscles in the esophagus contract to move food and liquid from the mouth through the throat and down to the stomach.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology

Current as ofAugust 9, 2016

Current as of: August 9, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology