Middle thyroid vein

The middle thyroid vein (Latin: vena thyreoidea media) collects the blood from the lower part of the thyroid gland, and after being joined by some veins from the larynx and trachea, ends in the lower part of the internal jugular vein.

Middle thyroid vein
The thyroid gland and its relations. (Middle thyroid vein labeled at center right.)
The fascia and middle thyroid veins. (Middle thyroid vein labeled at center left.)
Drains fromthyroid
Drains tointernal jugular vein
LatinVena thyreoidea media
Anatomical terminology

Clinical feature

This vein is subjected for dissection as a part of surgical procedures on the thyroid.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 649 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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