Abstract

STUDY ON VARIATIONS IN ORIGIN OF SUPERIOR THYROID ARTERY

Author(s): Pushpalatha M1 , Vidhya K. S 2

Superior thyroid artery is the chief artery which supplies blood to the thyroid gland, upper part of larynx and the neck region. A thorough knowledge of variations in the origin of superior thyroid artery is very much essential for surgeons to prevent alarming number of table deaths in patients with thyroid disease due to excessive and uncontrollable bleeding. It also helps the physicians for proper physical examination and treatment of the patient. It is of help to anatomists for learning the variant patterns. Aim of the study is to note in detail the variations in origin of superior thyroid artery.