Eagle's syndrome is defined as the symptomatic elongation of the styloid process or mineralization of the stylohyoid ligament complex. Eagle syndrome is characterized by recurrent pain in the oropharynx and face due to an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament. The styloid process is a slender outgrowth at the base of the temporal bone, immediately posterior to the mastoid apex. Eagle syndrome is a condition in which there is a painful sensation in the head and neck region due to elongation of the styloid process or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament.


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Treatment Surgery is a common and effective treatment for Eagle syndrome. Surgery eagles syndrome shorten the styloid process is the primary treatment for Eagle syndrome. This procedure, called a styloidectomy, can be done through the mouth or neck.

Understanding Eagle Syndrome

Surgery through the mouth requires removal of the tonsilsand it can be more difficult eagles syndrome the surgeon to access the eagles syndrome process. Repair of a damaged carotid artery is essential in order to prevent further neurological complications.

It is more common in women, with a male: For a complete study of the case, CT scans were taken eagles syndrome better defining length, angulation, and anatomical relationships of the styloid eagles syndrome. CT scans revealed a 3, 1 cm in length right styloid process Figure 1.

Eagle's syndrome: A rare case of young female

During the surgical procedure the tip of the styloid process was identified by palpation. Due to the retruded position to the right tonsillar fossa, the tonsillectomy was not planned. The eagles syndrome of the pharyngeal wall were dissected, separated, eagles syndrome retracted.

Then, an incision was made on the periosteum at the tip of the styloid process. The periosteum was stripped from the tip and the styloid process was exposed Figure 2. Tonsillectomy was not required and haemorrhage did not occur.

This condition was first eagles syndrome by Watt W. Eagle, an Otorhinolaryngologist in [ 1 ]. We report the case of a year-old man with this syndrome in whom imaging with 3DCT conclusively established the diagnosis.


How is Eagle syndrome treated? Eagle syndrome is often treated by shortening the styloid process with surgery. Intraoral examination revealed tenderness on palpation in the eagles syndrome fossa bilaterally without pericoronitis or any odontogenic infection in the lower third molar area.

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Previous panoramic radiograph of the patient at the age of eagles syndrome years revealed bilateral intermittently calcifying stylohyoid ligament located laterally near the ramus [ Figure 1 ].

Recent digital panoramic radiograph revealed a bilaterally calcified stylohyoid ligament measuring the length of 65 mm on the right and 55 eagles syndrome on the left side [ Figure 2 ].