The vagus nerve (CN X) passes through the oesophageal hiatus of the diaphragm at the vertebral level T10.

But does the vagus nerve actually offer any nerve supply to the diaphragm?

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ No, it doesn't supply thoracoabdominal diaphragm. $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    May 31, 2017 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ Sensory and Motor Innervation of the Crural Diaphragm by the Vagus Nerves sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/… $\endgroup$
    – Ali
    Jun 7, 2018 at 8:43


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.