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Eagle’s Syndrome: A Case Report

ABSTRACT

Eagle syndrome, a painful condition in the head and neck region due to elongation of the styloid process or sometimes calcification of the stylohyoid ligament causes recurrent throat pain or foreign body sensation, dysphagia, or facial pain. The symptoms sometimes can be confused with those attributed to a wide variety of facial neuralgias. Eagle’s Syndrome can be diagnosed by physical examination and by radiological examination. Treatment is based mainly on surgical therapy in which styloid process or stylohyoid ligament can be shortened through intraoral or extraoral approach.

Key words: Eagle syndrome, styloid process, stylohyoid ligament