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Lateral thyrohyoid ligament

Lateral thyrohyoid ligament
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
Latin Ligamentum thyreohyoideum laterale, ligamentum hyothyreoideum laterale
Gray's p.1077
Anatomical terminology

The lateral thyrohyoid ligament (lateral hyothyroid ligament) is a round elastic cord, which forms the posterior border of the hyothyroid membrane and passes between the tip of the superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage and the extremity of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. The recurrent laryngeal nerve typical lies lateral to this ligament.[1][2]

Triticeal cartilage

A small cartilaginous nodule (cartilago triticea), sometimes bony, is frequently found in the lateral thyrohyoid ligament.


  1. ^ Sasou, Shunichi; Nakamura, Shin-Ichi; Kurihara, Hideo (1998). "Suspensory ligament of Berry: Its relationship to recurrent laryngeal nerve and anatomic examination of 24 autopsies". Head & Neck 20 (8): 695–8.  
  2. ^ Leow, CK; Webb, AJ (1998). "The lateral thyroid ligament of Berry". International surgery 83 (1): 75–8.  

External links

  • Atlas image: rsa3p11 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Larynx, anterior view"
  • Atlas image: rsa3p12 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Larynx, lateral view"

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