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 right superior thyroid pedicle and right middle thyroid vein were ligated and dissected to allow the right thyroid lobe to be rotated to gain a view of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) from the lateral aspect of the thyroid gland, but the goiter prevented the right thyroid lobe from being rotated.
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.
On the side of the absent thyroid, the superior thyroid artery, superior thyroid vein, middle thyroid artery, inferior thyroid artery, inferior thyroid vein, and parathyroid glands were in the normal locations.