Long styloid processes / stylohyoid ligaments

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard



Case Discussion

This previously asymptomatic 40 year old female with very long styloid processes / stylohyoid ligaments presented to the emergency department with dysphagia. The initial films were interpreted by the treating emergency physician as representing a swallowed chicken bone.

Fortunately for the patient, not only did she not have a swallowed bone, but she also did not suffer from Eagle syndrome.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 9350
Published: 7th Apr 2010
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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