inferior thyroid artery
The inferior thyroid artery is not accompanied by a vein. The inferior thyroid veins run downwards over the trachea.
The ascending cervical artery is a small but constant branch which runs upwards, on the front of the transverse processes, and gives branches to the muscles in front of the vertebral column. It gives off spinal branches also, which enter the vertebral canal upon the spinal nerves.
The inferior laryngeal artery is a small vessel which accompanies the recurrent laryngeal nerve to the larynx.
The tracheal, esophageal, pharyngeal and muscular branches are small irregular twigs.
The principal glandular branch supplies the parathyroid glands on its way to anastomose with the superior thyroid.
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