Lateral thyrohyoid ligament

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Ligament: Lateral thyrohyoid ligament
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
Latin ligamentum thyrohyoideum laterale, ligamentum hyothyreoideum laterale
Gray's subject #236 1077
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493365

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.

A small cartilaginous nodule (cartilago triticea), sometimes bony, is frequently found in it.

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