Elongated Styloid Process- An Unusual Finding- A Case Study

  • Chhavi Srivastava Post-Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India.
  • Upender Malik Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India.
  • Tabiha Khan Private Practitioner, Oral Physician and Maxillofacial Radiologist, India.
  • Priya Singh Post-Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India.
  • Surangama Lehri Post-Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India.
Keywords: Styloid Process, Eagle’s Syndrome, Stylohyoid Ligament.

Abstract

Styloid process is approximately 2.5 cm to 3cm in length and its tip is located lateral to tonsillar fossa between external and internal carotid arteries. Elongation of Styloid process or calcification of stylohyoid ligament leads to Eagle syndrome which causes excruciating throat pain, facial pain, dysphagia, or foreign body sensation. It may be present unilaterally or bilaterally with an overall prevalence of 4% in adults out of which 0.16% are symptomatic with symptoms.

Published
2021-06-28