Eagle syndrome

(redirected from Elongated Styloid Process Syndrome)

Ea·gle syndrome

(ē'gel),
pain (usually pharyngeal) and inflammation (usually tonsillar) due to overlong styloid process or calcification about the stylohyoid ligament. Therapy is surgical.
[W.W. Eagle]
A rare condition in which an elongated styloid process— > 30mm—irritates adjacent anatomical structures, in particular the 11th cranial nerve. It is divided into the classic form—due to mechanics—and a vascular form in which the elongated styloid process compresses the extracranial internal carotid artery, when the head is turned, or the carotid artery dissects, evoking a transient ischaemic attack or stroke
Management Surgical—styloidectomy and carotid arterial repair if needed

Eagle,

W., 20th century U.S. otolaryngologist.
Eagle syndrome - facial pain due to an elongated styloid process.

Ea·gle syn·drome

(ēgĕl sindrōm)
Pain (usually pharyngeal) and inflammation (usually tonsillar) due to overlong styloid process or calcification.
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Imaging findings of elongated styloid process syndrome (Eagle's syndrome): Report of two cases].