The part of the stomach attached to the esophagus. The cardia begins immediately distal to the z-line of the gastroeosphageal junction, where the squamous epithelium of the esophagus gives way to the columnar epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardia http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0000198 ]

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latin term
pars cardiaca gastricae [ FMA : 14561 FMA : TA ]
definition
  • The part of the stomach attached to the esophagus. The cardia begins immediately distal to the z-line of the gastroeosphageal junction, where the squamous epithelium of the esophagus gives way to the columnar epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract[WP].
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Illu_stomach.jpg
editor note
  • There were previously conflicting statements in the academic anatomy community[10][11][12] over whether the cardia is part of the stomach, part of the esophagus or a distinct entity. Modern surgical and medical textbooks have agreed that 'The gastric cardia is now clearly considered to be part of the stomach'[13][14]. Classical anatomy textbooks, and some other resources[15], describe the cardia as the first of 4 regions of the stomach. This makes sense histologically because the mucosa of the cardia is the same as that of the stomach[WP]
  • We follow Kardong in defining stomach regions by glands.
has alternative id
  • UBERON:0004712
has exact synonym
  • gastric cardia
  • pars cardiaca (gaster)
  • cardial part of stomach
  • pars cardiaca gastricae
  • stomach cardiac region
has related synonym
  • cardiac orifice
  • cardiac region
  • cardial orifice
  • cardiac antrum
  • antrum cardiacum
id
  • UBERON:0001162