Glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery

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Artery: 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.
Gray's subject #144 552
Source superior thyroid artery   
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The glandular branches of the superior thyroid artery are generally two in number;

  • one, the larger, supplies principally the anterior surface;[1] 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[2] and anastomoses with the inferior thyroid artery

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