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Fig 4

Three-dimensional rendering as viewed from the patient's right oblique shows the elongated styloid process on the right in the boxed area. The boxed area is presented on the right side of the figure in magnified form for better viewing of the elongated styloid process. This view more clearly demonstrates the close proximity of the styloid process to the sensitive vasculature of the neck, as it marginates both the internal and external carotid arteries. The lesser degree of ossification of the right stylohyoid ligament is seen in the circled area.