thyroid vein


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Related to thyroid vein: thyroid artery
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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 bleeding point was located in the superior thyroid artery in one patient and inferior thyroid vein in the other patient.
Do not underestimate thyroid veins especially middle thyroid vein.
The superior thyroid vein parallels the course of the superior thyroid artery on the anterior surface of the thyroid, as it ascends to become a tributary of the internal jugular vein.