Bilateral calcified stylohyoid ligament: An incidental autopsy finding with medicolegal significance

P. P. Jagadish Rao, Ritesh G. Menezes, Ramadas Naik, Anand Venugopal, K. R. Nagesh, Sampath Madhyastha, Tanuj Kanchan, Astha Gupta, Savita Lasrado

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Eagle's syndrome occurs due to elongation of the styloid process or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament, which then may produce a pain sensation due to pressure exerted on various structures in the head and neck region. A case report of calcified stylohyoid ligament found incidentally at autopsy and further confirmed by computed tomography scan and histopathology is herein discussed with associated medicolegal significance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalLegal Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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