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Thyroid gland

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blood supply to the superior 1/2 of thyroidsuperior thryroid artery. It is a branch of external carotid
Blood supply to the inferior 1/2 of thyroid inferior thyroid artery. It is a branch of the thyrocervical branch of the subclavial
thyroid imaa variable blood vessel that is not always present. Its point of origine = bracnhiochephalic trunk. When present, it supplies the anterior surface of the trachea, it them continuous to the ithmus of the thyroid gland where it divides and supplies it
drainage of the thryoid glandsuperior and middle thyroid is drained by branchiocephalic vein. inferior thyroid is drained by internal jugular vein
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