Inferior thyroid artery

Dr Craig Hacking and Wesley Moore et al.

The inferior thyroid artery is a branch of the thyrocervical trunk (85%) or subclavian artery (15%) and ascends to enter the thyroid gland on its posterior surface, as well as supplying both the superior and inferior parathyroid glands 1. The nerve is closely related to the ascending limb of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, variably crossing it anteriorly or posteriorly 1,2

Anatomy: Head and neck
Anatomy: Thoracic
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rID: 49109
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
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