The pleuro-esophageal muscle: a disregarded anatomical structure


BİLGE O. , ÇELİK S. , AKTUĞ H.

ANATOMICAL SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, cilt.88, ss.97-100, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 88 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12565-012-0137-y
  • Dergi Adı: ANATOMICAL SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.97-100

Özet

A transverse muscular band extending from the left pleura to the esophagus was detected during routine dissection of posterior mediastinum in Anatomy Department of Ege University Medical Faculty. As a result of a detailed review of the literature, we found that this structure is named as the pleuro-esophageal muscle. This muscle was made of smooth fibers, acting as an anchoring structure to the lower part of the esophagus. While the entire esophageal muscle is smooth in the early stage of fetal development, this muscle probably derives as an early separation from the esophagus.