Lateral thyrohyoid ligament

The lateral thyrohyoid ligament (lateral hyothyroid ligament) is a round elastic cord, which forms the posterior border of the thyrohyoid membrane and passes between the tip of the superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage and the extremity of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. The internal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve typical lies lateral to this ligament.[1][2]

Lateral thyrohyoid ligament
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
LatinLigamentum thyreohyoideum laterale, ligamentum hyothyreoideum laterale
Anatomical terminology

Triticeal cartilage

A small cartilaginous nodule (cartilago triticea), sometimes bony, is frequently found in the lateral thyrohyoid ligament.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1077 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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