Elongated styloid process: An overview

P. S.N. Murthy, P. Hazarika, Mary Mathai, Asha Kumar, M. P. Kamath

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Stylalgia is a condition that causes a dull, nagging pain in the oropharynx, often referred to the ear and the mastoid region. The clinical diagnosis is certain if the elongated styloid process is palpated through the tonsillar area. Radiological investigations, such as orthopantomograms, give information about the medial angulation. The treatment of choice is surgical shortening of the process. Trans-tonsillar fossa excision is a simple technique and does not involve greater morbidity than a routine tonsillectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-231
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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