soft tissue calcifications / ossifications

Case of the Week: Tonsiliths

This week is showing a case of calcifications in the tonsillar crypts also known as tonsiliths.  Tonsiliths are incidental findings on pantomographs.  Tonsiliths clinically present as  yellow-white stones in the tonsillar crypts.  They range in size from millimeters to centimeters.  These can be removed with forceps from the patients mouth.  […]

Case of the Week: Ossified stylohyoid ligament

This week will show a common anatomical variant – an ossified stylohyoid ligament.  This can occur unilaterally or bilaterally.  This is an incidental finding.  Many students tend to jump to Eagle’s syndrome as soon as they see an ossified stylohyoid ligament; however for Eagle’s syndrome to be considered the patient […]