Thyroid - image description

This image shows the position of the thyroid gland. It is in the lower middle part of the neck, shaped a bit like a butterfly. The thyroid gland is made up of two lobes, the left lobe and the right lobe. The section connecting the two lobes is called the isthmus. Behind and above the thyroid gland is the wind pipe. Either side of the thyroid gland, and under the chin are some lymph nodes. The nodes are joined together by fine tubes called lymph vessels.