Sheath of styloid process - Vagina processus styloidei



The sheath of styloid process (vaginal process) is the medial part of the lower border of the tympanic part of temporal bone. It is thin and sharp; its lateral part splits to enclose the root of the styloid process.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Temporal bone > Tympanic part > Sheath of styloid process