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Vol 66, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-26
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid ligament

J. Skrzat, I. Mróz, J. Walocha, J. Zawiliński, J.K. Jaworek
Folia Morphol 2007;66(3):203-206.

open access

Vol 66, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-26
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

This paper presents the case of an adult male skull with bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid complex. The total length of the stylohyoid complex amounts to 62 mm on the left side and 65 mm on the right side. Visual inspection of the stylohyoid revealed the presence of callosities that are located on both stylohyoid complexes at nearly the same level. These sites are regarded as the ossified attachments of the stylohyoid ligaments to the corresponding styloid processes. The skull studied is an example of extreme development of the stylohyoid complex, which could cause severe pain and a restriction of head and neck movement.

Abstract

This paper presents the case of an adult male skull with bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid complex. The total length of the stylohyoid complex amounts to 62 mm on the left side and 65 mm on the right side. Visual inspection of the stylohyoid revealed the presence of callosities that are located on both stylohyoid complexes at nearly the same level. These sites are regarded as the ossified attachments of the stylohyoid ligaments to the corresponding styloid processes. The skull studied is an example of extreme development of the stylohyoid complex, which could cause severe pain and a restriction of head and neck movement.
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Keywords

styloid process; hyoid bone; cranial ligaments; stylohyoid complex

About this article
Title

Bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid ligament

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 3 (2007)

Pages

203-206

Published online

2007-06-26

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(3):203-206.

Keywords

styloid process
hyoid bone
cranial ligaments
stylohyoid complex

Authors

J. Skrzat
I. Mróz
J. Walocha
J. Zawiliński
J.K. Jaworek

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