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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Oesophagus > Thoracic part > Diaphragmatic constriction



The diaphragmatic constriction of the oesophagus is the normal narrowing seen radiographically after a barium swallow, due tothe passage of the esophagus through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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