ligament is normally composed of dense fibrous connective tissue and has the potential to become partially or completely ossified (9).
syndrome, also known as Eagle syndrome: An uncommon cause of facial pain.
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.
Calcification of the stylohyoid
ligament: incidence and morphoquantitative evaluations.
Daddona et al., "Calcification of the stylohyoid
ligament: incidence and morphoquantitative evaluations," Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, vol.
Key Words: Eagle's syndrome, styloid process, stylohyoid
Keywords: Otalgia Multislice CT Calcified stylohyoid
Anatomical structures include a prominent pterygoid hamulus, large maxillary tuberosity, displaced third molar tooth or an elongated styloid process due to calcification of the stylohyoid
ligament (Eagle's syndrome) (3).
Eagle's Syndrome is a rare clinical condition, which often presents with recurrent pain in the oropharynx and face, foreign body sensation in the throat, dysphagia and referred otalgia due to an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid
The hyoid myotomy operation involves moving the hyoid bone forward, detaching the muscles (sternohyoid, omohyoid, thyrohyoid and stylohyoid
) and fixating the hyoid bone to the thyroid cartilage with non-resorbable sutures.
--Hyoid: calcification of the stylohyoid
ligament has been postulated to cause difficult laryngoscopy but the evidence is conflicting.