To recognise the normal anatomy of Styloid process To Define Eagle’s syndrome To Identify the clinical features of Elongated styloid process To review the radiological modalities for diagnosis To Identify and classify the different types of elongated styloid process on Multi Detector Computed Tomography
The styloid process is situated anterior to the stylomastoid foramen,
and develops from the second branchial arch,
specifically the proximal Reichert’s cartilage.
It is a cylindrical bony projection,
and has a pointed end of variable length projecting downward and forward from the inferior surface of the petrous part of the Temporal Bone,
and attaches to the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone via the styloid - hyoid ligament.
stylopharyngeus and stylohyoid muscles and the...
Findings and procedure details
Helical scans (140 kV,
16 × 0.625 collimation,
the orbitomeatal line as a scanning baseline),
were performed on all cases using a Philips Brilliance 16 multidetector scanner (Philips Healthcare,
Ohio) with axial,
coronal and sagittal reconstructions in bone and soft tissue windows.
Further Volume rendered and Surface shaded display 3 Dimensional reconstructions were performed using Philips Extended Brilliance...
Eagle’s syndrome develops due to an elongation or deformation of the styloid process and ossification of the stylohyoid ligament. Radiological analysis is the basic method for diagnosis. Surgical resection of elongated styloid process is indicated with the failure of conservative treatment. Radiologists have an important role to play in the diagnosis of Eagle’s syndrome.
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Krishnaprasad Kondajji Ramachandra,
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