DISSECTION OF THE STYLOHYOID CHAIN: A METHOD OF APPROACH
Moraes,S. R. A.
Santos,L. C. F.
The stylohyoid chain has caught the attention due to the big incidence of the elongated styloid process of temporal bone with characterizes the Eagle's Syndrome, rating 28% of the population. The purpose of this work is to describe the method of approach by the macroscopic dissection of the stylohyoid chain. Using 15 neck regions of male sex dead bodies, the method has brought a result of 30 stylohyoid chains and verified that the approach from both edges of the chain, prevents the risk of lesion the styloid ligament and preserves the entirety of the stylohyoid chain