Middle thyroid vein

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Vein: Middle thyroid vein
The thyroid gland and its relations. (Middle thyroid vein labeled at center right.)
The fascia and middle thyroid veins. (Middle thyroid vein labeled at center left.)
Latin Vena thyreoidea media
Gray's p.649
Drains from thyroid
Drains to internal jugular vein

The middle thyroid vein (Latin: vena thyreoidea media) collects the blood from the lower part of the thyroid gland, and after being joined by some veins from the larynx and trachea, ends in the lower part of the internal jugular vein.

Clinical feature[edit]

This vein is subjected for dissection as a part of surgical procedures on the thyroid.

Additional images[edit]

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