International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Anatomy and Histology | India | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016

Angulated Styloid Process - A Case Report

Angelie Jessica Subbiah | Mukilan Ramadoss [2]

Abstract: Styloid process is a spinous projection from the temporal bone at the base of the cranium. Its dimensions are highly variable. Normally, the process is cylindrical, straight and tapers towards the tip but, occasionally it is angulated. The shape and the dimensions of the styloid process have great clinical significance since any morphological alterations of it may disturb the adjacent anatomical structures and their function which ultimately results in irritation and pain. The present study highlights the morphology, embryology, etiology and clinical implications of an angulated styloid process noticed during the osteology discussion with dental students.

Keywords: Styloid process, angulated, morphological alteration, temporal bone, etiology, embryology

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,

Pages: 1482 - 1484

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