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

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

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

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: 01-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


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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