Infrahyoid branch of superior thyroid artery

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Infrahyoid branch of superior thyroid artery
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Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries
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Details
Latin Ramus infrahyoideus arteriae thyroideae superioris
Source
Superior thyroid artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.552
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12690342
TA A12.2.05.003
FMA FMA:49474
Anatomical terminology

The infrahyoid branch of superior thyroid artery (or hyoid artery) is small artery in the neck. It is a branch of the superior thyroid artery and it runs along the lower border of the hyoid bone beneath the thyrohyoid muscle. This artery anastomizes with the vessel of the opposite side.

The infrahyoid branch is a derivative of the second aortic arch

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.