Superior thyroid vein

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr James Lee et al.

The superior thyroid vein, along with the middle and inferior thyroid veins, drains a venous plexus on the anterior surface of the thyroid gland 1.

Gross anatomy

The paired vein shares a course with the superior thyroid artery 2. The superior thyroid veins also receive tributaries from the superior laryngeal vein and itself drains into the facial and internal jugular veins 1.

Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 63557
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: anatomy
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