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Suspensory Ligament of Thyroid Gland (Right)
Connective Tissue

Suspensory Ligament of Thyroid Gland (Right)

Ligamentum suspensorium glandulae thyroideae

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Structure

The suspensory ligament of the thyroid gland is a short thick elastic ligament running between the lateral trachea and the medial wall of either lobe of the thyroid gland at the level of the first tracheal cartilage.

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Function

The suspensory ligament of the thyroid gland maintains the location of the thyroid gland in relation to the trachea.

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Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) is a disorder characterized by progressive degeneration and enlargement of the SL, resulting in excessive fetlock hyperextension (dropping).

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