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Elongated styloid process associated with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
2132–2134
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182323c8e
PMID: 22067864
Source
Medline

Abstract

This article presents a case with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) and an elongated styloid process. Basal cell carcinoma syndrome, also known as Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, is an autosomal dominant inherited syndrome manifested by multiple defects involving the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine system, and bones. Elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament cause craniofacial or cervical pain. The actual cause of elongation of the styloid process or the calcification of the stylohyoid ligament is unclear. The cause of elongation of styloid process in this case may be the calcification induced by NBCCS. This report is the first case presentation of NBCCS with elongated styloid process. Elongated styloid process might be described as an anomaly of an NBCCS.

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