stylohyoid ligament


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sty·lo·hy·oid lig·a·ment

[TA]
a fibrous cord that passes from the tip of the styloid process to the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone; it is occasionally ossified.

stylohyoid ligament

[stī′lōhī′oid]
the ligament attached to the tip of the styloid process of the temporal bone and to the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone. It frequently contains a small cartilage in its center and is often partially ossified.

sty·lo·hy·oid lig·a·ment

(stī-lō-hīoyd ligă-mĕnt) [TA]
Ligament that connects the styloid process and the hyoid bone.

stylohyoid ligament (stī´lōhī´oid),

n the ligament attached to the tip of the styloid process of the temporal bone and the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
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Chiropractors and other manual therapy providers should note, however, that elongated styloid processes or ossified stylohyoid ligaments may pose a relative contraindication to thrust manipulation of the cervical spine.
Eagle's syndrome: a case of symptomatic calcification of stylohyoid ligament.
Patient was preceded with CBCT which reveals elongated styloid process of right side as show in Fig 1 and segmental ossification of stylohyoid ligament on the left side.
An unusual cause of recurrent throat pain-calcified stylohyoid ligament.
14) Approximately 4% of the general population have an elongated styloid process and a calcified stylohyoid ligament, but only a small percent are symptomatic.
Difficult intubation stylohyoid ligament calcification.
Symptoms of styalgia may be due to previous trauma or an inflammatory process that forms granulation tissue, resulting in the calcification or ossification of the stylohyoid ligament.
2) Therapeutic injections of local anesthetic and steroids at the attachment of the stylohyoid ligament have proved useful, although complications may include local hematoma and injury to the internal jugular, carotid artery, and glossopharyngeal nerve.
Jaworek; Bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid ligament.
Symptoms of ipsilateral carotid artery compression secondary to an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament may be seen in Eagle syndrome; according to a case report by Chuang et al (4) where the patient can typically experience cervicofacial pain due to stimulation of the arterial nervous plexus.
However, computed tomographic (CT) angiography demonstrated that the styloid processes were elongated and the stylohyoid ligaments were calcified bilaterally (figure 1).
Computed tomography (CT) detected soft-tissue swelling at the level of the oropharynx and hypopharynx, a heavily calcified styloid process, and a calcified stylohyoid ligament (figure 1).