esophageal veins

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Related to esophageal veins: esophageal varices
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Noun1.esophageal veins - small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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They used CD31 immunostain for identification of the distal end of esophageal longitudinal veins in the lamina propria and evaluated the correlation between the distal end of esophageal veins and conventional EGJ landmarks.