middle thyroid vein


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Noun1.middle thyroid vein - a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular veinmiddle thyroid vein - a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
thyroid vein, vena thyroidea - any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area
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A middle thyroid vein usually the shortest of the three pairs has a direct lateral course from the surface of the thyroid to the internal jugular vein.
Strap muscles were cut at the junction of upper 1/3rd and lower 2/3rd border and retracted depending on the size of the gland; 2 tributaries of middle thyroid vein were identified and cauterized with bipolar electrothermal cautery.

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