thyroid vein


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thyroid vein

The inferior, the middle, or the superior thyroid vein.
See also: vein
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At the lower border, the inferior thyroid veins leave the gland.
Also the LGT was supplied by a branch from the Superior thyroid artery (STA)& a large tributary of the inferior thyroid vein (ITV) was seen posterior to it (21).
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.
As shown, blood flows over the thyroid veins, then over the downhill varices of the esophagus and the azygos/hemiazygos vein into the inferior vena cava.
The lateral thyroid lobes are dissected away from the overlying sternothyroid muscles with ligation and division of the middle thyroid veins when present.