The canine thyroid is a dark red, elongated structure that is attached to the fascia along the ventrolateral surfaces of the proximal trachea, ventrally covered by the sternocephalicus and sternohyoideus muscles, and laterally covered by the sternothyroideus
myotomy, staphylotomy, and oral caudal soft palate photothermoplasty for treatment of dorsal displacement of the soft palate in 102 Thoroughbred Racehorses.
Subcutaneous tissues were dissected to reveal the paired sternothyroideus
muscles, the separation of which was prevented by adhesion at the site of the tracheal deformity.
(8) observed a gradual increase in these parameters up to 60th day postoperatively following cervical oesophagoplasty using sternothyroideus pedicle graft and gastric seromuscular autogenous graft in dogs.
An extensibility of 98.64 and 96.23 % was reported at the grafted site by 60th day following cervical oesophagoplasty using viable substitutes like split sternothyroideus pedicle graft (8) and gastric seromuscular autogenous graft (7) in dogs.