publication . Article . 2013

Bilateral elongated styloid process: Its anatomical, embryological and clinical implications.

Ishwar B Bagoji; Gavishiddappa A Hadimani; Balasaheb G Patil; Balappa M Bannur; Bharatha Ambadasu;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, volume 2, page 273 (eissn: 2319-5886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Diva Enterprises Private Limited
Abstract
The styloid process is a slender, elongated, cylindrical bony projection from temporal bone. It normally varies in length from 2 cm to 3 cm. During a routine demonstration of skull for MBBS students we found the bilateral elongated styloid process in dry human skull. The length of elongation measured on the right and left side was 6.0 & 5.9 cms respectively. Such abnormal elongation of the styloid process may cause compression on a number of vital vessels and nerves related to it, producing inflammatory changes that include continuous chronic pain in the pharyngeal region. Mechanical stresses stretching the second brachial arch during fetal development probably ...
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free text keywords: Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Skull, medicine.anatomical_structure, Eagle's syndrome, Human skull, Abnormality, Temporal bone, Reichert's cartilage, Abnormal elongation, Surgery, business.industry, business, Anatomy, Styloid process, Reichert’s cartilage, Eagle’s syndrome, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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publication . Article . 2013

Bilateral elongated styloid process: Its anatomical, embryological and clinical implications.

Ishwar B Bagoji; Gavishiddappa A Hadimani; Balasaheb G Patil; Balappa M Bannur; Bharatha Ambadasu;