Superior laryngeal artery

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Artery: Superior laryngeal artery
Larynx external en.svg
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view. (Superior laryngeal artery visiblea tt upper right)
Latin arteria laryngea superior
Gray's p.552
Supplies larynx
Source superior thyroid artery
Vein superior laryngeal vein

The superior laryngeal artery accompanies the internal laryngeal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve, beneath the Thyreohyoideus.

This artery branches from the superior thyroid artery near its bifurcation from the external carotid artery. It pierces the hyothyroid membrane, and supplies the muscles, mucous membrane, and glands of the larynx, anastomosing with the branch from the opposite side.

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