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Fibrous Capsule of Thyroid Gland
Connective Tissue

Fibrous Capsule of Thyroid Gland

Capsula fibrosa glandulae thyroideae

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Structure

There is a thin capsule of connective tissue surrounding the thyroid gland, located below the pretracheal fascia. It has septa that extend into the glandular parenchyma creating division between lobules.

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Anatomical Relations

The fibrous capsule of the thyroid gland is found superficial to the glandular tissue of the thyroid gland and deep to the pretracheal fascia.

Function

The fibrous capsule of the thyroid gland protects the thyroid gland and its associated neurovasculature.

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Thyroid Gland

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The thyroid is a highly vascular organ with blood flow ~5mL/min/g of tissue (nearly twice that of the kidneys).

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