Eagle syndrome

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Ea·gle syndrome

pain (usually pharyngeal) and inflammation (usually tonsillar) due to overlong styloid process or calcification about the stylohyoid ligament. Therapy is surgical.
[W.W. Eagle]
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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
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W., 20th century U.S. otolaryngologist.
Eagle syndrome - facial pain due to an elongated styloid process.
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Ea·gle syn·drome

(ēgĕl sindrōm)
Pain (usually pharyngeal) and inflammation (usually tonsillar) due to overlong styloid process or calcification.
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Eagle syndrome (ES) which is also known as styloid-carotid artery syndrome, is a rare condition with an elongation of SP or calcification of stylohyoid ligament and clinical symptoms such as neck and cervicofacial pain (1-7).
Eagle Syndrome is an uncommon but well-described entity with a nonspecific clinical presentation; more benign manifestations include globus sensation, dysphagia, facial neuralgias, throat pain, and cranial neuropathies, for which a differential is extensive.
Eagle syndrome (an elongated styloid process) causes a range of symptoms because of physical irritation by mastication and swallowing and nerve compression by the deformed styloid process [1].
Based on these findings, the patient was diagnosed with Eagle syndrome and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).
Eagle syndrome, styloid process with prolongation to the hyoid
In the event that elongation of styloid process causes clinical symptoms like neck and cervicofacial pain, it is described as Eagle syndrome [4,7].
Becker, "Carotidynia and Eagle syndrome: Two neck pain syndrome to be rediscovered," Revue Medicale Suisse, vol.
Eagle Syndrome is rare clinical entity which presents as a symptomatic manifestation of elongated styloid process of temporal bone and/or ossified stylohyoid ligament complex leading to irritation of adjacent neural and vascular structures.1
Eagle syndrome is a rare condition where elongated temporal styloid processes or calcified stylohyoid ligaments are in conflict with the adjacent anatomical structures giving rise to a complex range of symptoms including otalgia dysphagia foreign body sensation in throat pain along carotid artery distribution and others.
However, in further discussion he reported long-term mild dysphagia complaints likely related to Eagle syndrome.
Eagle syndrome, also known as stylohyoid syndrome, was first described by Dr.

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