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Anterior Glandular Branch of Superior Thyroid Artery
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Glandular Branch of Superior Thyroid Artery

Ramus glandularis anterior arteriae thyreoideae superioris

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superior thyroid artery.

Course: Descends along the medial border of the upper poles of the thyroid gland.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Anterior surface of thyroid gland.

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Origin

The anterior glandular branch of the superior thyroid artery arises from the superior thyroid artery, the first branch of the external carotid artery.

Course

The anterior glandular branch of the superior thyroid artery descends along the medial border of the upper pole of the right and left lobes of the thyroid gland.

Branches

There are no named branches of the anterior glandular branch of the superior thyroid artery, however, at the isthmus of the thyroid gland, the right and left anterior glandular branches anastomose.

Supplied Structures

The anterior glandular branch of the superior thyroid artery supplies the anterior surface of the thyroid gland.

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Superior Thyroid Artery

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The superior thyroid artery, which begins below the level of the greater horn of the hyoid bone and under the cover of the SCM, is its most important branch in the neck.

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