Child's Esophagus

Picture of esophagus in child

The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. The muscles in the esophagus contract to move food and liquid from the mouth through the throat and down to the stomach.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology

Current as ofMay 5, 2017

Current as of: May 5, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology