Middle thyroid vein

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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.)
Drains from thyroid
Drains to internal jugular vein
Latin Vena thyreoidea media
TA A12.3.05.015
FMA 70843
Anatomical terminology

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 in the public domain from page 649 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)