Histology Photomicrographs

Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL& 241L-242L)
Karen Hart, Peninsula College

Esophagus/stomach junction

Slide: Esophagus-cardia junction, human H7895

Microscope at 40X

At the junction of the esophagus and stomach the stratified squamous epithelium of the esophagus changes abruptly to the simple columnar epithelium of the stomach.

The arrows labeled sc point to the base of the simple columnar epithelium of the stomach.

The somewhat ragged look of the stomach epithelium is an artifact of slide preparation.

Slide: Esophagus-cardia junction, human H7895

Microscope at 100X

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