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CASE REPORT

A Rare Case Report on Fracture of Elongated Styloid Process: An accidental finding

Ramesh C, Yuvaraj V, Sujee C, Suresh Kumar G

Keywords : Eagle\'s syndrome, Fracture ofelongatedstyloidprocess,Elongated styloidprocess

Citation Information : C R, V Y, C S, Kumar G S. A Rare Case Report on Fracture of Elongated Styloid Process: An accidental finding. 2011; 1 (1):34-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-1-1-34

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The styloid process is a cylindrical, long cartilaginous bone located on the temporal bone. The styloid process elongation can be assumed if either the styloid process or the adj acent stylohyoid ligament ossi fication shows an overall length in excess of 30 mm. Here we report a case of elongated styloid process which was fractured following head injury in a road traffic accident. The patient was so diagnosed during routine radiographical examination and required no surgical intervention since she was asymptomatic.


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