This group has so much educational information it’s great.
I was diagnosed last year after seeing an imaging report mention elongated styloids, finding out they can cause carotid pain and wondering if they were why I’ve had a carotid headache for so many years. I made my ENT look into it and now I’m diagnosed. He was terrible about explaining my scan though, it says where the styloids are but I don’t understand it.
Perhaps someone is good at putting things in regular terms?
The temporal bone scan report says that the right one is 3.5 cm (my painful side) and the left is 3.3. The part I don’t understand is this:
“They terminate proximal to the hyoid bones. Both cross anterior to the carotid sheaths, abutting the internal jugular veins but not deforming the internal carotid arteries.”
Translation anyone? Thank you!