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Cricothyroid Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Cricothyroid Vein (Right)

Vena cricothyroideus

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Quick Facts

Origin: Cricothyroid membrane.

Course: Passes laterally to reach the superior thyroid vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Cricothyroid membrane and muscle.

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Origin

The cricothyroid vein originates as a confluence of small tributaries draining the cricothyroid membrane and muscle.

Course

The cricothyroid vein is accompanied by the corresponding cricothyroid artery. It passes laterally to drain into the superior thyroid vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries; however, the cricothyroid vein may anastomose with its fellow vein of the opposite side. This could sometimes lead to the formation of a common cricothyroid vein in the midline, which then descends on the surface of the thyroid gland.

Structures Drained

The cricothyroid vein drains venous blood from the cricothyroid membrane and muscle.

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