We describe the case of a young woman with pain on turning her head attributable to a malformation of the hyoid bone. Diagnosis was established using spiral computed tomography with the patient's neck in the position of greatest discomfort and with 3-dimensional reconstruction of the hyoid bone. Prior conventional radiography and magnetic resonance imaging did not aid in finding a diagnosis. After surgical removal of both greater cornua of the hyoid bone there was a complete relief of symptoms.
Sittel C, Brochhagen H, Eckel HE, Michel O. Hyoid Bone Malformation Confirmed by 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(7):799-801. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.7.799