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You’re right, how weird. But I guess following the Hx there is no other way to approach it? Not a fair question I would agree. Also the inferior thyroid artery does branch off of the thyrocervical trunk. The superior and middle veins of the thyroids drain into the IJV.
I got that it must be some vein, I just didn’t know the tributaries. Oh well, anatomy fucks me again!