Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Paul B. Romesser
  • Nancy Y. Lee
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The thyroid gland is a highly vascular endocrine organ in the anterior low neck that spans from the fifth cervical vertebrae to the first thoracic vertebrae (Strandring 2005; Harnsberger et al. 2011). The gland consists of a right lobe and a left lobe connected by a narrow, median isthmus. A pyramidal lobe, ascending from the isthmus toward the hyoid, is present in approximately 40 % of patients (Harnsberger et al. 2011).


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Posterior Branch Inferior Thyroid Artery Superior Thyroid Artery Pyramidal Lobe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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