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Inferior Laryngeal Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Inferior Laryngeal Vein (Left)

Vena laryngea inferior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Lower part of the larynx.

Course: Descends to enter the inferior thyroid vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Larynx.

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The inferior laryngeal vein begins in the lower aspect of the larynx.


The inferior laryngeal vein accompanies the inferior laryngeal artery. It descends in the neck to reach and drain into the inferior thyroid vein.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The inferior laryngeal vein, along with the superior laryngeal vein, provides venous drainage of the larynx.

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