Infrahyoid branch of superior thyroid artery

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Artery: 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
Latin Ramus infrahyoideus arteriae thyroideae superioris
Gray's p.552
Source Superior thyroid artery

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


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