Glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery
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|Glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery|
The fascia and middle thyroid veins.
The thyroid gland and its relations.
|Latin||Rami glandulares arteriae thyroideae superioris|
|superior thyroid artery|
The glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery are generally two in number;
- one, the larger, supplies principally the anterior surface; on the isthmus of the gland it anastomoses with the corresponding artery of the opposite side
- a second branch descends on the posterior surface of the gland and anastomoses with the inferior thyroid artery
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