Lateral thyrohyoid ligament

Lateral thyrohyoid ligament

The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
Latin Ligamentum thyreohyoideum laterale, ligamentum hyothyreoideum laterale

Anatomical terminology

The lateral thyrohyoid ligament (lateral hyothyroid ligament) is a round elastic cord, which forms the posterior border of the thyrohyoid membrane and passes between the tip of the superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage and the extremity of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. The recurrent laryngeal nerve typical lies lateral to this ligament.[1][2]

Triticeal cartilage

A small cartilaginous nodule (cartilago triticea), sometimes bony, is frequently found in the lateral thyrohyoid ligament.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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