Styloid Syndrome | definition of Styloid Syndrome by Medical dictionary
Eagle syndrome (redirected from Styloid 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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in absence of an elongated process.
In terms of clinical expressions classic styloid syndrome
is characterised by dull and persistent pain in orapharynx and face.