Esophagus Length DNB 2018

Q) Length of Esophagus

 A. 20cm
B. 25cm
C. 30-35cm
D. 40cm


Answer

29) b

The esophageal length is anatomically defined as the distance between the cricoid cartilage and the gastric
orifice. It ranges in adults from 22 to 28 cm (24
± 5 SD), 3 to 6 cm of which are located in the abdomen.

The shortest distance between the cricoid cartilage and the celiac axis is the orthotopic route in the posterior mediastinum, being 30 cm. The retrosternal (32 cm) and the subcutaneous route (34 cm) proved to be
longer

Ref Shackelford page 10

Blood supply duodenum

Q) Supraduodenal artery of Wilkie is a branch of

a) GDA

b) Rt gastroepiploic

c) Rt gastric

d) Sup Pancreaticoduodenal

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Discuss blood supply of 1st part of duodenum, and course of all arteries mentioned in choices.