Radiological assessment of the length of Styloid Process on �panoramic radiography

Mirshekar, Alireza and Abesi, Farida and Mehdizadeh, Mohamad and Khanbabapour, Mohamad and Khafri, Soray (2014) Radiological assessment of the length of Styloid Process on �panoramic radiography. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 24 (112). pp. 123-126.

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Background and purpose: Elongated styloid process and mineralization of stylohyoid ligament were �seen in 2 � 28 of patients on panoramic radiograph.This condition can create pain in head and neck region �or Eagle syndrome in some cases. The aim of this study was to assess the length of stylohyoidligament on �panoramic radiographs.� Materials and methods: In this cross -sectional study, panoramic radiographs of 800 patients �referring to oral and maxillofacial radiology department of Babol dental school were examined for �measurement of styloid process. Length of the styloid process was measured as the distance from the point �where the styloid process left the tympanic plate to the tip of the process. Processes measuring more than 30 �mm were considered as elongated. The collected data was analyzed using statistical analysis software, SPSS ��18. The T-test, Spearman rho and one-way ANOVA were used for analysis. For all tests the p-value of <0.05 �was considered significant.� Results: The average length of the right styloid was 24.74(±6.99) mm and that of theleft styloid was ��23.86(± 6.45) mm. The length of both styloids increased with age and males had longer styloids than �females.Elongated styloids were present in 19.8 of the panoramic radiographs, that 80(10) showed �bilateral elongation of the styloid. Elongated styloid processes were more prevalent in the age-group of 30 � ��50 years.� Conclusion: The results of this study was similar to previous studies. So,with considering the �relatively high prevalence of this lesion, the clinician must be pay attention to this lesion for diagnosis and �treatment of neck and head pain.�

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Panoramic Radiography, Stylohyoid Ligament, Styloid Process
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 19:03
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