Superior laryngeal artery

The superior laryngeal artery accompanies the internal laryngeal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve, beneath the thyrohyoid muscle.

It pierces the thyrohyoid membrane, and supplies the muscles, mucous membrane, and glands of the larynx, anastomosing with the branch from the opposite side.

Summary
  • origin: branch of the superior thyroid artery
  • course: beneath the thyrohyoid muscle to pierce the thyrohyoid membrane
  • supply: larynx
  • termination: larynx
Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 5895
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superior laryngeal arteries

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  • Figure 1: branches of the carotid (schematic)
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