The thyrohyoid membrane (or hyothyroid membrane) is a broad, fibro-elastic sheet of the larynx. It is attached below to the upper border of the thyroid cartilage and to the front of its superior cornu, and above to the upper margin of the posterior surface of the body and greater cornua of the hyoid bone, thus passing behind the posterior surface of the body of the hyoid. It is separated from the hyoid bone by a mucous bursa, which facilitates the upward movement of the larynx during swallowing.
The ligaments of the larynx. Antero-lateral view.
|Latin||Membrana thyrohyoidea, membrana hyothyreoidea|
- "Anatomy diagram: 25420.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2015-02-26.
- lesson11 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (larynxmembranes)
- Atlas image: rsa3p11 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Larynx, anterior view"
- Atlas image: rsa3p12 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Larynx, lateral view"
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