Posterior vagal trunk

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Nerve: Posterior vagal trunk
The tracheobronchial lymph glands.
Course and distribution of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves.
Latin truncus vagalis posterior
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The posterior vagal trunk is a branch of the vagus nerve which contributes to the esophageal plexus. It consists primarily of fibers from the right vagus, but also contains a few fibers from the left vagus.


  • Celiac branch
  • Posterior gastric branches

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