Sternothyroid visible center left
Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli. (Sternothyroideus labeled at right, third from top.)
|Artery||Superior thyroid artery|
|Actions||Depresses thyroid cartilage|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
It arises from the posterior surface of the sternum, below the origin of the sternohyoid, and from the edge of the cartilage of the first rib, and sometimes that of the second rib, it is inserted into the oblique line on the lamina of the thyroid cartilage.
This muscle is in close contact with its fellow at the lower part of the neck, but diverges somewhat as it ascends; it is occasionally traversed by a transverse or oblique tendinous inscription.