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Arteries of Larynx
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Larynx

Arteriae laryngis

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Description

The larynx receives its arterial blood supply from the superior and inferior laryngeal arteries. The superior laryngeal artery supplies the tissues of the upper part of the larynx, from the epiglottis down to the vocal cords and the majority of the laryngeal muscles. The inferior laryngeal artery supplies the region around the cricothyroid muscle. Both arteries anastomose with each other and with their contralateral fellow on the opposite side.

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