stylomastoid


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stylomastoid

[¦stī·lō′ma‚stȯid]
(anatomy)
Relating to the styloid and the mastoid processes of the temporal bone.
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In our patient, the broad-based osteoma was adherent to the sigmoid sinus, fallopian canal, and stylomastoid foramen.
It then curves (the pyramidal bend) to course vertically through the mastoid bone and exits at the stylomastoid foramen (figure 2).
Facial nerve schwannomas have a predilection for the area of the geniculate ganglion, although they can occur at any point along the nerve between its origin in the pons and its exit in the stylomastoid foramen and parotid segment.
23] Likewise, in one of the two patients reported by Avery and Sprinkle, no facial nerve was found close to the stylomastoid foramen.
The facial nerve was decompressed from the stylomastoid foramen up to the geniculate ganglion, and it appeared to be normal.