Median thyrohyoid ligament

Median thyrohyoid ligament

The human larynx
Latin Ligamentum thyreohyoideum medianum

Anatomical terminology

The median thyrohyoid ligament (also middle hyothyroid ligament or middle thyrohyoid ligament) is the thicker, middle part of the thyrohyoid membrane. Its lateral thinner portions are pierced by the superior laryngeal vessels and the internal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve. Its anterior surface is in relation with the thyrohyoideus, sternohyoideus, and omohyoideus muscles, and with the body of the hyoid bone.


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

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