Glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery

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Glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery
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The fascia and middle thyroid veins.
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The thyroid gland and its relations.
Details
Latin Rami glandulares arteriae thyroideae superioris
Source superior thyroid artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.552
TA A12.2.05.007
A12.2.05.008
A12.2.05.009
Anatomical terminology

The glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery are generally two in number;

  • one, the larger, supplies principally the anterior surface; on the isthmus of the gland it anastomoses with the corresponding artery of the opposite side
  • a second branch descends on the posterior surface of the gland and anastomoses with the inferior thyroid artery

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)