Cardiac notch of stomach
Cardiac notch of stomach - Definition
It refers to a notch at the juncture of the left margin of the esophagus and the greater curvature of the stomach. It is known as "Incisura cardialis" or "Incisura cardiaca" in Latin.
Cardiac notch of stomach - Location
It is a deep notch in the alimentary canal of human beings. The fundus lies above this structure.
Cardiac notch of stomach - Function
It demarcates the gastric fundus and the esophagus at the gastroesophageal junction. Along with the circular and decussating fibers of the lower esophagus, the notch forms the lower section for antrectomy.
Cardiac notch of stomach - Pictures
The images below show the location and appearance of this structure of the human digestive system.
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