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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302-305

Unique asymptomatic long bilateral calcified styloid process: A case report

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.145012

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Styloid process has a close proximity to many vital neurovascular structures in the neck, making it clinically significant. It is said to be elongated if its length is more than 3 cm. Only 4% of the general population has been found to have elongated styloid process, most of which are asymptomatic. An unusual case of a calcified styloid process measuring, 8 cm on the right side and 6.75 cm on the left side, viewed on a digital orthopantomograph as well as on a computed tomographic scan is reported in this article.

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