thyroid vein


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Noun1.thyroid vein - any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area
inferior thyroid vein - any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein
middle thyroid vein - a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
superior thyroid vein - a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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The middle thyroid vein was ligated and the recurrent laryngeal nerve identified and preserved.
The superior pole vessels are identified, coagulated, and divided with the harmonic scalpel, as is the middle thyroid vein.
Throughout its course, the IJV receives tributaries from the facial vein, the lingual vein, veins from the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and the superior thyroid veins (4)