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Eagle syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Elongated styloid process which causes cervico facial pain tinnitus and otalgia
  • Elongated styloid process syndrome
  • Styloid-stylohyoid syndrome
  • Eagle's syndrome
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Overview

Eagle syndrome is a collection of symptoms that includes recurrent throat and ear pain, foreign body sensation (or the feeling that something is stuck in one's throat), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and/or facial pain. This condition is a direct result of an elongated styloid process of the temporal bone or calcified stylohyoid ligament. The actual cause of the elongation is a poorly understood process. Diagnosis is made both radiographically and by physical examination. Treatment of Eagle syndrome is both surgical and nonsurgical.[1]
Last updated: 7/28/2010

References

  1. Murtagh RD, Caracciolo JT, Fernandez G. CT Findings Associated with Eagle Syndrome. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2001; http://www.ajnr.org/cgi/content/full/22/7/1401. Accessed 7/24/2010.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Elongated styloid process which causes cervico facial pain tinnitus and otalgia
  • Elongated styloid process syndrome
  • Styloid-stylohyoid syndrome
  • Eagle's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.