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ligament

(lĭg`əmənt), strong band of white fibrous connective tissueconnective tissue,
supportive tissue widely distributed in the body, characterized by large amounts of intercellular substance and relatively few cells. The intercellular material, or matrix, is produced by the cells and gives the tissue its particular character.
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 that joins bones to other bones or to cartilage in the joint areas. The bundles of collagenous fibers that form ligaments tend to be pliable but not elastic. They therefore permit freedom of movement within a certain limited range while holding the attached bones firmly in place. For example, the ligaments at the knee limit the movement of the lower leg to a certain range. Other types of ligaments form fibrous sheets that support such internal organs as the kidneys and the spleen.

Ligament

A strong, flexible connective tissue band usually found between two bony prominences. Most ligaments are composed of dense fibrous tissue formed by parallel bundles of collagen fibers. They have a shining white appearance and are pliable, strong, and noncompliant. A second kind of ligament, composed either partly or almost entirely of yellow elastic fibers, is extensible or compliant, thereby allowing the connected bones to move apart. See Connective tissue, Joint (anatomy)

Ligament

 

in man, a dense band or layer of fibrous tissue that connects skeletal bones or individual organs. Ligaments usually are found near joints and perform a variety of functions, depending on the movements in the joint. Joint capsules are strengthened by reinforcing ligaments, limited in their amplitude by inhibiting ligaments, and directed in their movements by directing ligaments. In many joints, ligaments act as passive bands whose attenuation impairs static functions and alters the shape of the corresponding elements of the skeleton. The main blood vessels that nourish bone pass through some ligaments. The microscopic structure of articular ligaments consists of a variety of dense fibrous tissue whose dominant elements are bands of collagenous and elastic fibers.

The term “ligament” is often applied to anatomic formations not associated with joints, for example, the ligaments of visceral organs, which consist of fine double layers of peritoneum.

ligament

[′lig·ə·mənt]
(engineering)
The section of solid material in a tube sheet or shell between adjacent holes.
(histology)
A flexible, dense white fibrous connective tissue joining, and sometimes encapsulating, the articular surfaces of bones.

ligament

Anatomy any one of the bands or sheets of tough fibrous connective tissue that restrict movement in joints, connect various bones or cartilages, support muscles, etc.
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Investigation of the incidence of stylohyoid ligament calcifications with panoramic radiographs.
Elongated styloid processes and calcified stylohyoid ligaments in a patient with neck pain: implications for manual therapy practice.
The other type "stylocarotid artery syndrome" is due to compression of sympathetic chain in the carotid sheath by the ossified stylohyoid ligament or tip of elongated styloid process resulting in continuous pain radiating in the distribution of carotid artery.6
Eagle syndrome is a rare condition where elongated temporal styloid processes or calcified stylohyoid ligaments are in conflict with the adjacent anatomical structures giving rise to a complex range of symptoms including otalgia dysphagia foreign body sensation in throat pain along carotid artery distribution and others.
(14) Approximately 4% of the general population have an elongated styloid process and a calcified stylohyoid ligament, but only a small percent are symptomatic.
Difficult intubation associated with calcified stylohyoid ligament. Anaesth Intensive Care 1990; 18:110-112.
The stylohyoid chain extends between the temporal bone and the hyoid bone and is divided into four sections- a) Tympanohyal (forms the base of the styloid process), b) Stylohyal (forms major portion of the styloid process), c) Ceratohyal (forms the stylohyoid ligament), d) Hypohyal (forms the lesser horn of the hyoid bone).
The stylohyoid chain extends between the temporal bone and hyoid bones and is divided into 4 sections; Tympanohyal-which forms the base of the styloid process, Stylohyal-which forms major portion of the styloid process, Ceratohyal-which forms the stylohyoid ligament, Hypohyal-which forms the minor horn of the hyoid bone.
(1,2,4) Although Eagle syndrome is defined as an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament, the presence of these factors is not pathognomonic for Eagle syndrome, since an elongated or calcified styloid process may be found incidentally in many patients who are asymptomatic.
Between these two bones it becomes ligamentous and forms stylohyoid ligament. (3) Reichert's cartilage is divided into a dorsal segment (Which forms stapes), tympanohyal, stylohyal, epihyal and ceratohyal.
of the stylohyoid ligament, ruling out the possibility of Eagle syndrome.
INTRODUCTION: Eagle Syndrome (ES) is a rare syndrome characterized by a specific orofacial pain due to a calcified stylohyoid ligament or an elongated styloid process.