Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003927
Title: Elongation of styloid process – Eagle’s syndrome
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The styloid process is a slender extension of temporal bone that projects downward and gives attachment to muscles and ligaments. The aim of this study is the prevalence of the elongated styloid process (Eagle’s syndrome) among the South Indian population. Materials and Methods: An observational study was carried out on 45 dry South Indian adult human skulls and five temporal bones which were used from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India, to study the morphometry of styloid process and its elongation. Length more than 30 mm was considered as an elongated styloid process. A Vernier caliper was used for the measurement. Results: The average length of the styloid process was observed to be 26.35 and the average of dry human skulls having an elongated styloid process was 4%. Conclusion: From the processed data, we can conclude that Eagle syndrome though a rare phenomenon is prevalent in South Indian population too and considerable research has to be done to understand it in its full extent.

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    N. Akash, M. S. Thenmozhi*, Ganesh Lakshmanan

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mrs. M. S. Thenmozhi, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    N. Akash, M. S. Thenmozhi*, Ganesh Lakshmanan

    Title:Elongation of styloid process – Eagle’s syndrome
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (August )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1774-1776)
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    Methodology:Eagle’s syndrome, Elongated styloid process, Styloid process
    Research Materials: 45 dry South Indian adult human skulls and five temporal bones

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Eagle’s syndrome Elongated styloid process Styloid process

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