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Submucosa

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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The submucosa of the oesophagus largely consists of areolar connective tissue interspersed with:

  • blood vessels
  • lymphatics
  • nerve fibres
  • mucus glands projecting onto the oesophageal surface by a fine duct; tend to be concentrated at the superior and inferior ends of the oesophagus

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