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styloid

 [sti´loid]
long and pointed, like a pen or stylus.

sty·loid

(stī'loyd),
Synonym(s): styliform
[stylo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

styloid

/sty·loid/ (sti´loid) resembling a pillar; long and pointed; relating to the styloid process.

styloid

(stī′loid′)
adj.
1. Resembling a style in shape; slender and pointed: the styloid muscles in carnivores.
2. Anatomy Of, relating to, or designating any of several slender, pointed bone processes, especially the spine that projects from the base of the temporal bone.

styloid

[stī′loid]
Etymology: Gk, stylos, pillar, eidos, form
long and tapered, like a pen or stylus.

sty·loid

(stī'loyd)
Peg-shaped; denoting one of several slender bony processes.
[stylo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

styloid

Pointed and slender.

styloid

long and pointed, like a pen or stylus.

styloid process
1. a pen-like process, as found at the distal end of the radius and the ulna, or of the auricular cartilage.
2. a small blunt cartilaginous process at the base of the petrous temporal bone.
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Symptomatic elongated styloid process; report of two cases of styloid process-carotid artery syndrome with operation.
With regards to the distal ulna, four separate fracture patterns were observed: simple transverse or oblique fracture of the ulnar neck just proximal to the ulnar head (type A), fracture of the neck region with concomitant fracture of the tip of the ulnar styloid (type B), simple fracture of the ulnar head (type C), and comminuted fracture of the ulnar head (type D), (Figs.
Eagle Syndrome is rare clinical entity which presents as a symptomatic manifestation of elongated styloid process of temporal bone and/or ossified stylohyoid ligament complex leading to irritation of adjacent neural and vascular structures.
In addition, the fabellofibular ligament runs to its distal insertion at the styloid process of the fibular head [14].
Caption: Figure 4: (a) Panoramic dental scan depicting enlarged inferior alveolar canal (arrow) with residual tumor mass (asterisk) and hypoplastic condylar process (chevron), (b) axial CT in bone window showingthe residual mass in alveolar margins of maxilla and mandible (arrow) and concavity of mandibular ramus (chevron), (c) axial CT scan showing apparent foramen (arrow) due to lytic erosion of mandibular cortex, (d) 3D CT scan image showing hypoplastic condylar process (chevron), apparent foramen (arrow), and tumor in maxillary alveolus (asterisk), (e) coronal CT image showing rudimentary styloid process of right side (arrow), and (f) axial CT image of sutural diastasis (chevron) and persistent metopic suture (arrow).
DePalma AF26 drilled first through the ulna until the pin reached inner cortex of radial styloid while Rayhak JM14 advocates drilling through the radial styloid until it is completely through the ulna.
Length of ulna was measured with the help of spreading caliper from tip of olecranon process to the tip of styloid process with elbow flexed and palm spread over opposite shoulder.
What makes this bone so distinct is the presence of a styloid process, or projection of bone, at the end that connects to the wrist.
It is more frequently observed in intra-joint distal radius fractures, fractures related with unlar styloid traumas and fractures treated by closed reduction and plastering.
Vascular bundles of the collateral type with sclerenchyma caps externally to the phloem (Figure 4A) are coated by a sheath of parenchymatic bands containing rhomboid or styloid crystals (Figure 4E and F).
Anatomical sections of the hypanthium showed the presence of styloid crystals (Fig.