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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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Other Types of Pain. In this case, since the major site of the pain starting from the soft palate was in the ear, she has been merely prescribed antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the otolaryngology. The resected pterygoid hamulus measured 7 mm in length and was sickle shape. Pain emanating from this area has been discussed in the literature for more than a century.

Find articles by Won-Bae Chun. In this article, Dr. The pain syndrome of the pterygoid hamulus: Bursitis of the hamular process part I: Among the three cases, one patient showed only a few days of relief. A histochemical investigation of their putative connections. 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.

The muscle attachment within the hamulus subjects its body to a greater load in the mediodorsal direction, while the head of the hamulus can be freely pulled away laterally and caudally.

Surgical resection of the elongated and the prominent pterygoid hamulus from its base. Photomicrogrphic evidence of insertion tendonosis: The effect on middle ear disease of fracture hamupar the pterygoid hamulus during palatoplasty. Although comprehension of various pain syndromes and diagnostic procedures has been advanced, the diagnosis of patients who complain of discomfort hamuar the palatal and pharyngeal regions may be difficult and complicated.


Volume 18, Issue 7. Types of Pain Acute Pain. This mass appeared to be pterygoid hamulus. In our case, the absence of tenderness over the muscles of mastication and the spontaneous complex pain referral pattern without any trigger factors made the diagnosis of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome and craniofacial neuralgia a questionable one [ 9 ].

A slice of wisdom allied from this case report is to listen to your patients, amalgamate the information than trivializing it, and always consider multifaceted nature of chronic orofacial pain. It is best to keep the function of the tensor veli palatine muscle intact, because there is a report that pterygoid hamulotomy proved to be effective procedures for the creation of experimental serous otitis media in the cat Following the incision of the overlying mucosa, surgical exposure of the pterygoid hamulus was performed using dissecting scissors.

The bare position of the hamulus at the distal end of the upper dental arch and the presence of a bursa or sliding layer in the sulcus suggest that it could be a possible source for trauma or infection [ 4 ].

Bursitis of the hamular process. Part II: Diagnosis, treatment and report of three case studies.

Br Dent J Aug 17; 4: View at Google Scholar R. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Neuropathic Pain. Functional morphology of the pterygoid hamulus.

Pain in the orofacial region takes a complex route when it progresses to a chronic state. Coronal view showing the presence of pulp stones on the contralateral side. Prominent hamular process with a knife-edge bony projection on the left side.

There was no history of trauma or injury.

Hamular Process Bursitis

Plast Reconstr Surg Sep; 4: Coronal view showing the presence of dentinal caries on the contralateral side. Computed tomography scans showing medially protruded pterygoid hamulus arrow. Until recently, throat pain was generally felt to be caused by styloid syndromes.


Cranio Oct;19 4: J Am Dent Assoc haular Anatomy of the eustachian tube.

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

Junta Directiva, Suplemento, Volumen 31 No. Please review our privacy policy. In addition to the surgical procedure, she also had a session of cognitive behavioral therapy considering the psychosocial aspect of chronic bursitls pain. Los estudios de Barsoumian y Col. Oral and Maxillofacial Pain.

Dupont and Brown 11 reported a case of tenderness to palpation in the hamulus region, hamulag was eliminated after anesthetic infiltration of the area. There are several symptoms of pterygoid hamulus bursitis as described by Shankland 8: The diagnosis and conservative treatment of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome. Rheumatologic and Myofascial Pain. It has been reported that pain in the palate and pharynx can be caused by elongated styloid processes 1glossopharyngeal neuralgia 2salivary gland tumors 3myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome 4temporomandibular disorders, otitis media 5and impacted third molars.

The average measurements are length 7. De Laat, and R. Effects of pterygoid hamulotomy upon eustachian tube function. As the hamulqr of the tensor veli palatini winds around the hamulus, a synovial bursa is situated between the tendon and the bone see Figure 2.

Chronic pain sufferers are using our pain specialist directory to find pain specialists in your area. Surgical treatment was done, enabling the patient to be pain-free for 28 months.