Lateral thyrohyoid ligament

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Ligament: Lateral thyrohyoid ligament
Larynx external en.svg
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
Latin Ligamentum thyreohyoideum laterale, ligamentum hyothyreoideum laterale
Gray's p.1077
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493365

The lateral thyrohyoid ligament (lateral hyothyroid ligament) is a round elastic cord, which forms the posterior border of the hyothyroid membrane and passes between the tip of the superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage and the extremity of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. The recurrent laryngeal nerve typical lies lateral to this ligament.[1][2]

Triticeal cartilage[edit]

A small cartilaginous nodule (cartilago triticea), sometimes bony, is frequently found in the lateral thyrohyoid ligament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sasou, Shunichi; Nakamura, Shin-Ichi; Kurihara, Hideo (1998). "Suspensory ligament of Berry: Its relationship to recurrent laryngeal nerve and anatomic examination of 24 autopsies". Head & Neck 20 (8): 695–8. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0347(199812)20:8<695::AID-HED6>3.0.CO;2-3. PMID 9790290. 
  2. ^ Leow, CK; Webb, AJ (1998). "The lateral thyroid ligament of Berry". International surgery 83 (1): 75–8. PMID 9706527. 

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