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Superior Laryngeal Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Superior Laryngeal Vein (Left)

Vena laryngea superior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Upper part of the larynx.

Course: Passes laterally to enter the superior thyroid vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Larynx.

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The superior laryngeal vein begins in the upper aspect of the larynx.


The superior laryngeal vein accompanies the superior laryngeal artery. It passes laterally in the neck, deep to the thyrohyoid muscle, to reach and drain into the superior thyroid vein.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

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

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