European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 17 - Number 2
Eur J Anat, 17 (2): 127-128 (2013)

A thyreotrachealis muscle - a case report

Manupati Sujata1, Sugavasi Raju1, Bandi Sirisha1, Barri Indira1, Gudemalla Kanchana1 and Jetti Raghu2

1Department of Anatomy, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, India,2Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

ABSTRACT During regular cadaveric dissection, a 65-year-old male cadaver had a variant muscle in front of the trachea. The muscle had a lower attachment from the anterior surface of the tracheal rings, passed obliquely superficial to the isthmus, left the lobe of the thyroid gland and merged with the left cricothyroid and inferior constrictor muscle. The muscle was located deep to the infrahyoid group of muscles, superficial to the trachea and thyroid gland. It was observed that the muscle received a nerve supply from the ansa cervicalis.

Keywords: Sternothyroid muscle, Larynx, Trachea, Muscular variations, Thyreo-trachealis muscle

European Journal of anatomy
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