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Movement of thyroid gland with deglutition

The inferior constictor muscle has two parts namely thyropharyngeus and cricopharyngeus and they are respectively attached to thyroid cartilage and cricoid cartilage. Therefore when patient swallows this muscle will contract and thyroid and cricoid cartilage will move up. The thyroid gland is attached to the larynx by means of the suspensory ligament of Berry which is nothing but a condensation of pretracheal fascia. Therefore the thyroid gland will move up and down with deglutition

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