esophageal veins


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to esophageal veins: esophageal varices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in periodicals archive ?
Another drawback is that the esophageal veins that are currently normal may become dilated and rupture again in the future, which is beyond the control of EVL.
Esophageal veins are normally not visible, except in cases, in which obstructive processes of the portal blood flow lead to a dilation of intramural and paraesophageal veins, which work as a collateral circulation between the portal vein and the azygos system and the vena cava system.
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.