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.

Current as of: August 11, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology

 
 

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