Sternothyroid


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Ster`no`thy´roid


a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the thyroid cartilage.
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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.
Important dynamic stabilizers consist of the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, strap muscles (sternohyoid, sternothyroid, thyrohyoid, and the omohyoid), and paraspinal muscles.
The strap muscles (Sternohyoid, sternothyroid and superior belly of the omohyoid) are located anteriorly and are innervated by the ansa cervicalis (Ansa hypoglossi).
Contraction of the sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles can lead to a rise in subglottic pressure, shortened cricothyroid distance, lengthening of the vocal folds, and a resultant increase in frequency and intensity, for example.