We talk of ossification of the styloid, calcification of the ligament, but is it possible to have calcification of neck muscles?
I've never heard of that. I tried googling it and didn't see anything about muscles calcifying, just tendons near muscles. But I'm hoping some of the members that know more about medical issues may know about that.
If I'm remembering correctly, you recently went to see the doctor in Spain. Did he help?
Yes, my sugery will be in may!
Yay! Sending you good thoughts and best wishes.
Im scrared, impatient.
May isn't too long to wait, although when you're in pain and worried I know it's worse. So hope that the time goes quickly and best wishes for surgery!
There is a very rare disease I think which can turn injured muscles to calcify, but I think it's genetic and would've been found before now- I had a feeling SnappleofDiscord mentioned something once.
May is too long for me ! But i have not the choice...
I talked about muscles calcification because in my case, my first symptoms were neck muscles (left) hard as stone.
After having doing very deep massages, i felt something very hard behind my ear.
Wait and see...
I'll keep you update about my surgery;
For information : Price : 5300EUROS, Extra oral incision under the ear because the doc couldn't feel the styloid in my mouth.
Do you know what happen with the ligament if he don't take it off?
People have asked about that before- you can't feel anything when they detach the ligaments from the styloid processes, swallowing etc. is all still the same. I'm not sure exactly what happens to the ligament, whether it just flaps about on it's own?!! I didn't think to ask, but like I said, haven't felt any different!
Something i’ve read, very interesting : In addition, according to several studies, palpation of the styloid process through the tonsillar fossa is only possible when the length of the styloid process is at least 7.5 cm, and Eagle’s syndrome is known to occur in patients with shorter styloid processes.
I’m looking for the external surgery procedure on the web but can’t find it. If someone knows where to find it… Thanks
I'd be interested to see those studies, although I think members here might disagree- mine could/ can be felt, and the one which was removed to base of skull was 4.8 cms.
Something i've read, very interesting : In addition, according to several studies, palpation of the styloid process through the tonsillar fossa is only possible when the length of the styloid process is at least 7.5 cm, and Eagle's syndrome is known to occur in patients with shorter styloid processes.
No, the ones on Youtube seem to be just intra-oral! Maybe I should ask the surgeon when I have my op! Although on here I've seen quite a few people have posted their wound/ scar pics, and there is quite a bit of variation, so different surgeons do different approaches anyway.
I'm looking for the external surgery procedure on the web but can't find it. If someone knows where to find it... Thanks
My styloid process was 3,62 cm and I was able to palpate it through tonsilar fossa.