Vascular anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract.

  title={Vascular anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Karel Geboes and Karen Paula Geboes and Geert Maleux},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={15 1},
The blood supply of the gastrointestinal system has intramural and extramural components. The intramural vascular distribution is generally well developed with plexuses in the different layers of the bowel wall and with specializations in the liver, small intestine and gastroesophageal junction, adapted to the function of these organs. The extramural arterial supply for the oesophagus is derived from the thoracic aorta or its major branches. Blood supply to the abdominal organs is provided by… CONTINUE READING
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