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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 275-278

Calcified stylohyoid ligaments: A diagnostic dilemma


1 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, SGT Dental College and Hospital, Farukh Nagar Road, Gurgaon, India
2 Meenakshi's Innovative Dentistree, 1217, Sector21, Gurgaon, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana; Mata Channan Devi Hospital, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India

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Atul Kaushik
Meenakshi's Innovative Dentistree, 1217, Near Shopping Complex, Sector 21, Gurgaon, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.114976

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Calcification or ossification of elongated stylohyoid ligaments is often an incidental finding on radiographs. Abnormal elongation of the styloid process may cause compression of a number of vital nerves and vessels related to it and these symptoms may be confused with other causes of head and neck pain. The diagnosis is often difficult as a result of the vague symptomatology. This paper discusses the pain patterns, clinical presentation, radiologic findings and treatment of elongated calcified stylohyoid ligaments.


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