Structure and innervation of hollow viscera

Laura D. Wood, Elizabeth A. Montgomery

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The hollow viscera of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are composed of distinct tissue layers with a general structure that is the same from esophagus to anus. The layers of each GI organ have unique histologic features that reflect their function. Knowledge of the structure of the hollow viscera is required for clinical decision making, for example, tumor staging and the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Essentials
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781118833001
ISBN (Print)9780470674840
StatePublished - May 5 2014


  • Anatomy
  • Anus
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Histology
  • Innervation
  • Pathology
  • Small intestine
  • Stomach
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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