Sternothyroid


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Ster`no`thy´roid


a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the thyroid cartilage.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Our bodies actually have but a single muscle that directly lowers the larynx, the sternothyroid, which starts at the sternum and ends at the thyroid cartilage.
NMIHF has a composite structure that is vascularized by the superior thyroid artery and vein pedicle, is innervated by the deep branches of ansa cervicalis, and includes the upper parts of the sternohyoid, sternothyroid and omohyoid muscles (7, 8).
Next, the superior and inferior attachments of the sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles were transected and the dissection was continued until the thyroid gland was visible.
The lateral superficial surface is convex and is covered by the sternothyroid muscle.
The lateral thyroid lobes are dissected away from the overlying sternothyroid muscles with ligation and division of the middle thyroid veins when present.
Then, the "sandwich" pedicle artificial trachea was placed into tracheal bed beneath behind sternothyroid muscle.
Partial cutting of sternothyroid (ST) muscle during thyroidectomy is a well-established surgical technique to expose the superior pole of the thyroid gland, especially in patients with large thyroid gland [2, 7, 8].
Anteriorly, the trachea is covered by skin, superficial fascia, deep fascia and strap muscles (sternohyoid and sternothyroid).
Important dynamic stabilizers consist of the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, strap muscles (sternohyoid, sternothyroid, thyrohyoid, and the omohyoid), and paraspinal muscles.