superior thyroid vein

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Related to superior thyroid vein: occipital vein, middle thyroid vein, Thyroid ima artery
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Noun1.superior thyroid vein - a vein on each side that drains the upper 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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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.
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)

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