superior thyroid artery

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su·pe·ri·or thy·roid ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, external carotid; branches, infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, cricothyroid, and two terminal branches.
Synonym(s): arteria thyroidea superior [TA]
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su·pe·ri·or thy·roid ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr thī'royd ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; branches, infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, cricothyroid, and two terminal branches.
Synonym(s): arteria thyroidea superior.
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superior thyroid artery

The first branch of the external carotid artery; it supplies blood to the surrounding muscles, the infrahyoid region of the neck, the larynx, and the thyroid gland, where it anastomoses with the inferior thyroid artery. Its branches include the infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, and cricothyroid arteries.
See also: artery
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The PSV of the superior thyroid arteries (STA-PSV), inferior thyroid arteries (ITA-PSV), and intrathyroid arteries has been investigated for both the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease and differential diagnosis of CAT and GD patients [2, 4, 9].
The facial, lingual, and superior thyroid arteries arose from the ipsilateral common carotid artery [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b.
The superior thyroid arteries anastomose along its upper border.
Superior thyroid arteries are the first branch of the external carotid artery.
The superior laryngeal nerves also run in close approximation to the upper portions of the thyroid gland and the superior thyroid arteries.
Solely the superior thyroid arteries supplied this median thyroid tissue.
In our studies, both inferior thyroid arteries were absent and both superior thyroid arteries solely supplied the sub hyoid ectopic thyroid tissue by giving superior and inferior branches.
(1) The superior thyroid arteries anastomose along its upper border A conical pyramidal lobe often ascends towards the hyoid bone from isthmus or the adjacent part of either lobe (more often left).

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