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Title: Unusual variation of the hyoid bone: Bilateral absence of lesser cornua and abnormal bone attachment to the corpus
Authors: Uludağ Üniversitesi/Tıp Fakültesi/Adli Tıp Anabilim Dalı.
Uludağ Üniversitesi/Tıp Fakültesi/Anatomi Anabilim Dalı.
Gök, Ertuğrul
Kafa, İlker Mustafa
Fedakar, Recep
Keywords: Anatomy & morphology
Radiology, nuclear medicine & medical imaging
Hyoid bone
Lesser cornu
Abnormal bone attachment
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Springer France
Citation: Gök, E. vd. (2012). "Unusual variation of the hyoid bone: Bilateral absence of lesser cornua and abnormal bone attachment to the corpus". Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 34(6), 567-569.
Abstract: The hyoid bone is a horseshoe-shaped and a solitary bone located at the neck just above the thyroid cartilage. It consists of a body, two greater cornua and two lesser cornua. In this report, we demonstrated an extra bone variation which is attached to the hyoid bone and located at the left side of its corpus. In addition to this abnormal bone attachment to the corpus, lesser cornua were absent bilaterally. Abnormal bone attachment was approximately 3.79-cm long and 0.38-0.50-cm wide and heads toward the upper left of the hyoid bone. We believe that clinicians should be aware of such abnormalities of the hyoid bone because of the functional and clinical importance of its variations and abnormal relations within nearby structures. These abnormalities have a great importance for the surgical operations and radiological studies of the neck region and for the forensic medicine because of the susceptibility of the hyoid bone to the fractures in relation to the strangulation cases.
Description: Bu çalışma, 19-22 Mayıs 2011 tarihleri arasında Bursa[Türkiye]’da düzenlenen Joint Meeting of Anatomical-Societies’da bildiri olarak sunulmuştur.
ISSN: 0930-1038
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