Middle thyroid vein

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 08 Dec 2021

The middle thyroid vein is a tributary of the internal jugular vein.

Gross anatomy

The middle thyroid vein arises from the lateral surface of the thyroid. It traverses laterally to the internal jugular vein, passing anterior to the common carotid artery and posterior to the sternothyroid and omohyoid muscles.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: thyroid veins (Gray's illustration)
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