Superior thyroid vein

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Vein: Superior thyroid vein
The veins of the thyroid gland.
Latin vena thyreoidea superioris
Gray's subject #168 649
Drains to internal jugular vein
Artery superior thyroid artery
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The superior thyroid vein begins in the substance and on the surface of the thyroid gland, by tributaries corresponding with the branches of the superior thyroid artery, and ends in the upper part of the internal jugular vein.

It receives the superior laryngeal and cricothyroid veins.

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