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A 33-year-old man undergoes a radical thyroidectomy ...

Branch of the thyrocervical trunk

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This question is asking for the vascular supply of the parathyroid glands. That would be the inferior thyroid arteries, which arise from the thyrocervical trunk.

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submitted by niboonsh(126),

external carotid branch supplies the superior parathyroid glands as well........?

yng  Yes the superior part supplied by superior thyroid gland which is a branch of external carotid branch. +  
llamastep1  No they do not, parathyroids are supplied by the inferior thyroid arteries. https://teachmeanatomy.info/neck/viscera/parathyroid-glands/ +  

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submitted by t123(0),

PMID 8165531

Both superior thyroid (ext carotid) and inferior thyroid (thyrocervical) supply the parathryoids. Bad q...