Median cricothyroid ligament

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ligament: Median cricothyroid ligament
Larynx external en.svg
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
Latin Ligamentum cricothyreoideum medianum
Gray's p.1078
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492084

The anterior part of the cricothyroid ligament, or middle cricothyroid ligament, is thick and strong, narrow above and broad below.

It connects together the front parts of the contiguous margins of the thyroid and cricoid cartilages. It is overlapped on either side by the Cricothyreoideus, but between these is subcutaneous; it is crossed horizontally by a small anastomotic arterial arch, formed by the junction of the two cricothyroid arteries, branches of which pierce it.

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