Stylohyoid ligament

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Stylohyoid ligament
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Muscles of the neck. Anterior view.
Details
From styloid process (temporal)
To hyoid bone
Identifiers
Latin ligamentum stylohyoideum
TA A03.1.01.003
FMA 71315
Anatomical terminology

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 sometimes partially ossified (known as Eagle's Syndrome), and in many animals forms a distinct bone, the epihyal.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 392 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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