Stylohyoid ligament

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Ligament: Stylohyoid ligament
Muscles of the neck. Anterior view.
Latin ligamentum stylohyoideum
Gray's p.392
From styloid process (temporal)
To hyoid bone
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493159

In connection with the stylohyoideus muscle a ligamentous band, the stylohyoid ligament, may be described.

It is a fibrous cord, which is attached to the tip of the styloid process of the temporal bone and the lesser cornu (lesser horn) of the hyoid bone.

It frequently contains a little cartilage in its center, is often partially ossified (known as Eagle's Syndrome), and in many animals forms a distinct bone, the epihyal.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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