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Pharyngeal Branches of Inferior Thyroid Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Pharyngeal Branches of Inferior Thyroid Artery (Right)

Rami pharyngei arteriae thyreoideae inferioris

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The pharyngeal branches originate from the inferior thyroid artery as it ascends in the neck.


From their origin the pharyngeal branches travel medially, posterior to the carotid sheath to reach the laryngopharynx.


There are no named branches.

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The pharyngeal branches of the inferior thyroid artery supply the laryngopharynx, the lower part of the pharynx.

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When the artery is occluded blood is forced through the collateral vessels, drastically increasing fluid shear stress and triggering an inflammatory response which drives vessel remodeling.

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