lamina of thyroid cartilage

lam·i·na of thy·roid car·ti·lage

[TA]
one of the paired (right and left) thin quadrilateral plates of the thyroid cartilage that are joined anteriorly and form an open angle posteriorly.
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Normally the common carotid artery bifurcates into an external carotid artery and internal carotid artery at the level of upper lamina of thyroid cartilage.
In this present case, the right common carotid artery bifurcates into internal carotid and external carotid arteries at the level of upper lamina of thyroid cartilage, the internal carotid artery being anteromedial to the external carotid artery [FIGURE 5A, 5B].

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