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Interesting CT Scan Report

#1

I just got my CT scan report today. (And I had asked the radiologist to please measure my styloid lengths). My right styloid measures 4 mm in length and my left styloid measures 6 mm in length. And my right side is my bad side - hurts much much more!

I am surprised to learn that my right side has the shorter styloid because this side hurts constantly!

#2

Hi dj310 -

Glad you finally got your CT scan report. It’s not necessarily surprising that your shorter side is more symptomatic. There’s a likelihood that it’s either thicker, angled differently, more pointed or twisted than the left side & thus is in greater contact w/ nerves/vascular tissues that are causing symptoms. My left styloid was longer but my right was thicker & grew almost straight down. My left side caused more pain but my right side caused the scarier vascular symptoms so it was my surgeon’s first choice to remove.

#3

We’ve seen that before with members where the longer side causes less problems, mine were the same size but I had much worse symptoms on the left.