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Surgical Anatomy
March 01, 2004

March 2004

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Copyright 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2004

Arch Surg. 2004;139(3):298. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.3.298

The external laryngeal branch of the vagus is in contact with its upper pole and with the superior thyroid artery in the angle between the attachments of the Inferior Constrictor and Sterno-thyroid. The recurrent branch of the vagus is a medial relation as far as the lower border of the Inferior Constrictor, ie, up to the level of the cricoid cartilage.

Boileau Grant JC. 5th ed. Baltimore. Md: Williams & Wilkins Co; 1952:684.