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]

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 superior pole vessels are identified, coagulated, and divided with the harmonic scalpel, as is the middle thyroid vein. A noncutting needle is used to place several #1 or 0-Prolene sutures through the most distal portion of the thyroid in a figure-of-8 pattern.
Superior pedicle, middle thyroid vein and inferior pedicle sequentially ligated and divided on both sides.
The lateral thyroid lobes are dissected away from the overlying sternothyroid muscles with ligation and division of the middle thyroid veins when present.