superior thyroid artery
The infrahyoid artery is a small branch that runs along the lower body of the hyoid bone.
The inferior laryngeal artery is a larger vessel; associating itself with the internal laryngeal nerve, it pierces the thyrohyoid membrane, enters the pharynx, and descends to the larynx.
The sternomastoid branch is a small vessel which runs downwards and backwards across the carotid sheath.
The cricothyroid artery is a slender branch that arises under cover of the sternothyroid muscle. It runs medially across the cricothyroid muscle on to the cricothyroid membrane, where it anastomoses with its fellow.
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