Eagle syndrome

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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].