middle thyroid vein

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mid·dle thy·roid vein

[TA]
vein that passes from the thyroid gland across the common carotid artery (generally parallel with, but usually separate from) the inferior thyroid arteries to empty into the internal jugular vein.
Synonym(s): vena thyroidea media [TA]
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middle thyroid vein

A vein draining the lower part of the thyroid gland, the larynx, and the trachea; it empties into the internal jugular vein.
See also: vein
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The lateral thyroid lobes are dissected away from the overlying sternothyroid muscles with ligation and division of the middle thyroid veins when present.
Lateral aspect of the thyroid was exposed by ligation of the middle thyroid vein and lateral retraction of the strap muscles.
Strap muscles were cut at the junction of upper 1/3rd and lower 2/3rd border and retracted depending on the size of the gland; 2 tributaries of middle thyroid vein were identified and cauterized with bipolar electrothermal cautery.

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