In Part II, the symptoms and the process of diagnosis of bursitis of the hamular process is presented. Additionally, recommended treatment options will be. tini muscle was demonstrated and described histologically. ln Part Il, the symptoms and the process of diagnosis of bursitis of the hamular process is presentee!. Pain originating from the throat may emanate from many different structures. The stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments are known as.

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There was no history of trauma or injury. Bursitis, Facial pain, Palatal muscles, Palate, Pharynx. The pterygoid hamulus or bursa is removed, but the tendon of the tensor veli palatini is left intact if at all possible.

Bursitis of the hamular process part II: J Am Dent Assoc ; El hamulus pterigoideo o proceso hamular es un hueso en forma de gancho localizado bilateralmente en cada plato pterigoideo medial del hueso esfenoides, distal y medial a la tuberosidad maxilar.

There are several symptoms of pterygoid hamulus bursitis as described by Shankland 8: She narrated a history of uneventful extraction of a decayed upper third molar and a restoration of carious tooth citing as a possible source of pain by her dentist. Although comprehension of various pain syndromes and diagnostic procedures has been advanced, the diagnosis of patients who complain of discomfort in the palatal and pharyngeal regions may be difficult and complicated.

Cleft Palate Craniofac J Mar;35 2: Coronal view showing the presence of pulp stones on the contralateral side. Virtually every one suffering this bursitis will report a history of the seeing numerous physicians to discover the cause of their symptoms.


Br J Oral Surg. The clinical oral examination revealed a palpable mass of the left soft palate, just medial and posterior to the maxillary tuberosity. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

After steroid injection, she suffered no symptoms for 1 year. The sphenoid bone is a midline bony structure lying anterior to the basilar portion of the occipital bone, protected on either side by the temporal bones. Oral and Maxillofacial Pain. Pain due to long hamular process in the edentulous patient.

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Under normal conditions, the normal function burxitis the eustachian tube is to balance the pressure of the middle ear with that of the environment.

Pterygoid hamulus bursitis as a cause of craniofacial pain: a case report

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Photomicrogrphic evidence of insertion tendonosis: Discussion Because pain in the soft palate or in the pharyngeal region may be due to various causes, it can present a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. To make an accurate diagnosis and distinguish a disease appropriately from these symptoms, a clinician needs to comprehend an associated disease thoroughly including pterygoid hamulus bursitis.

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Bursitis hamular, Sintomatología ótica y craneofacial referida

Anatomy of the eustachian tube. Bursitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of craniofacial neuralgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and chronic craniofacial pain.

Pterygoid hamular bursitis is an inflammation of bursae located between the tendon, muscle, and bony prominences.

Orofacial pain bursitiw have a blend of neurogenic, myogenic, and psychogenic causes entangled amidst the intricate anatomy and high vascular network. The minimal objective finding in an apparently normal orofacial apparatus and dependence on the subjective symptoms experienced by the patient with widespread referral pattern often perplexes the clinician.


The post-operative course was uncomplicated, and the patient became completely pain-free without symptoms of otitis media. The hamular process is visible on cephalometric radiographs. The pain was described as a pricking pain in the soft palate, causing the whole mouth and throat to be susceptible to the stimulus. The pain was spontaneous and oppressive in nature.

Chronic pain sufferers are using our pain specialist directory to find pain specialists in your area. The overlying palatal mucosa was normal. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg.

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Anatomy of the human body. A year-old woman who had experienced painful sensation in bursiitis oral cavity, pharynx, and ear came to Boramae Medical Center in June Anat Anz Jan; 1: An array of investigations was performed ranging from MRI brain, OPG, and cephalograms that turned out to be inconclusive. Shankland 8 discussed three cases of the hamular bursitis treated with injection of synthetic cortisone. This is in contrast to the length of The morphometry and three-dimensional structure of the adult eustachian tube: Pain in the orofacial region takes a complex route when it progresses to brsitis chronic state.

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