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hamulus

 [ham´u-lus] (pl. ham´uli) (L.)
any hook-shaped process.

ham·u·lus

, gen. and pl.

ham·u·li

(ham'yū-lŭs, -lī), [TA]
Any hooklike structure.
Synonym(s): hook2
[L. dim. of hamus, hook]

hamulus

/ham·u·lus/ (ham´u-lus) pl. ham´uli   [L.] hook.ham´ular

hamulus

(hăm′yə-ləs)
n. pl. hamu·li (-lī′)
A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.

hamulus

[ham′yo̅o̅·ləs] pl. hamuli
Etymology: L, little hook
1 a general term denoting a hook-shaped process.
2 hook of the hamate.

ham·u·lus

, gen. and pl. hamuli (ham'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
Any hooklike structure.
Synonym(s): hook (2) .
[L. dim. of hamus, hook]

hamulus

(pl. hamuli) a hook or hooklike process, as in the barbules of interlocking feathers, or on the forewings of bees, linking with the hind-wing.

ham·u·lus

, gen. and pl. hamuli (ham'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
Any hooklike structure.
Synonym(s): hook (2) .
[L. dim. of hamus, hook]

hamulus

any hook-shaped process.

cochlear hamulus
the hooklike process at the end of the cochlea of the internal ear.
pterygoid hamulus
the ventral extremity of the pterygoid bone around which the tendon of the tensor veli palatini is reflected.
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13 The term pterygoidhamulus syndrome was first used to describe a pain in the palatal and pharyngeal regions caused by an abnormally shaped pterygoid hamulus by Hjorting Hansen et al.
Radiographs of the hamulus and pterygomaxillary region should be obtained to determine whether the hamulus is fractured, whether an osteophyte is present on the hamular process producing inflammation of the bursa, or for any other abnormal findings.
If the patient is suffering from a true bursitis of the bursa of the tensor veli palatini muscle as it winds around the hamulus and no hypertrophy of the bursa has occurred, conservative therapy is generally suc- cessful.
More often, after surgical exposure of the hamulus through further blunt dissection, the tensor veli palatini muscle and tendon are exposed, and any existing osteophytes are carefully removed from the hamulus.
7 Wooten et al stress that leaving the hamulus in place and educating and reassuring the patient is adequate management.
With wide variety of causes responsible for the pain in the palatal and pharyngeal areas, pterygoid hamulus as a pain-inducing factor deserves special clinical attention in literature.
The hamular notch is a palapable notch formed by the junction of the maxilla and the pterygoid hamulus of the sphenoid bone.
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