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Thyrohyoid Membrane
Respiratory System

Thyrohyoid Membrane

Membrana thyreohyoidea

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Structure

The thyrohyoid membrane connects the upper margin of the thyroid lamina and superior horn of the thyroid cartilage to the superior aspect of the body and greater horns of the hyoid bone.

Within this membrane, there is an opening for the passage of the superior laryngeal vessels and the internal laryngeal nerves.

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Key Features & Anatomical Relations

The thyrohyoid membrane is thickened medially forming the median thyrohyoid ligament.

Along its posterior borders, the thyrohyoid membrane is thickened to form the thyrohyoid ligaments which connect the superior horn of the thyroid cartilage to the superior horn of the hyoid.

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The thyrohyoid membrane contains an aperture through which the internal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve and associated vessels course.

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