stylomandibular ligament


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Related to stylomandibular ligament: Stylohyoid ligament, Sphenomandibular ligament

sty·lo·man·dib·u·lar lig·a·ment

[TA]
a condensation of the deep cervical fascia extending from the tip of the styloid process of the temporal bone to the posterior border of the angle of the jaw; blends with (is a thickening of) the parotid sheath.

sty·lo·man·dib·u·lar lig·a·ment

(stīlō-man-dibyū-lăr ligă-mĕnt) [TA]
Condensation of deep cervical fascia extending from tip of styloid process of temporal bone to posterior border of angle of jaw; blends with (i.e., a thickening of) parotid sheath.
Synonym(s): stylomaxillary ligament.
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Eagle's syndrome represents a group of symptoms that includes recurrent throat pain, globus pharyngeus, dysphagia, referred otalgia, and neck pain possibly caused by elongation of the styloid process or ossification of the stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligaments. The medical history and physical and radiologic examinations are the main guides to the precise diagnosis.
Two possible causes of the syndrome are elongation of the styloid process and ossification of the stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligaments. (1-3) Eagle considered any styloid process greater than 25 mm--the approximate length of the normal styloid process in adults--to be elongated.