Variability of the styloid process and stylohyoid ligament in panoramic radiographs

Monsour P.A. and Young W.G. (1986) Variability of the styloid process and stylohyoid ligament in panoramic radiographs. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, 61 5: 522-526. doi:10.1016/0030-4220(86)90399-3


Author Monsour P.A.
Young W.G.
Title Variability of the styloid process and stylohyoid ligament in panoramic radiographs
Journal name Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0030-4220
Publication date 1986
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0030-4220(86)90399-3
Volume 61
Issue 5
Start page 522
End page 526
Total pages 5
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
3500 Dentistry
Abstract This article deals with the incidence of anatomic variations in the styloid process and stylohyoid ligament as found in panoramic radiographs. Also, the accuracy was determined for measuring the length of styloid processes from panoramic radiographs, the variation in length of the styloid process with age, and the relationship of elongated styloid processes and ossified stylohyoid ligaments to symptoms of styloid-stylohyoid syndrome. Variations in styloid process and stylohyoid ligaments are not uncommon, especially segmentation of the process in young subjects. The apparent length of the styloid process was magnified approximately 1.37 times and was never diminished by panoramic radiographs. A steady increase in styloid process length was observed to age 30 years, with another slight increase starting at age 60 years. Subjects with elongated styloid processes (>40 mm) had the highest incidence of discomfort on swallowing, whereas subjects with ossification of the stylohyoid ligament had the highest incidence of discomfort on turning the head from side to side.
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