Stylohyoid ligament calcification

Case contributed by Dr P Dharmesh

Presentation

Incidental finding on a trauma CT

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Elongated left styloid process and calcification of the stylohyoid ligament

The right styloid process (not seen here) was also elongated to a lesser extent. 

Case Discussion

Eagle syndrome refers to an association of various symptoms in the context of an elongated styloid process and/or calcified stylohyoid ligament:

  • throat pain or foreign body sensation
  • dysphagia
  • facial pain
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Case Information

rID: 13791
Case created: 17th May 2011
Last edited: 25th Apr 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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