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Multidetector-row computed tomography demonstration of Eagle syndrome

Abstract

Eagle syndrome is a symptom complex of recurrent throat pain, dysphagia, foreign body sensation, otalgia or orofacial pain resulting from elongated styloid process or mineralization of stylohyoid ligament. Elongated styloid process may stretch the cranial nerves in its vicinity, or compress the perivascular sympathetic fibers around the carotid arteries. Multidetector-row computed tomography helps in the easy and accurate diagnosis of Eagle syndrome by means of enhanced demonstration of the elongated styloid processes. We present the case of Eagle syndrome in a 35-year-old woman with a long history of facial pain. Multidetector-row computed tomography with three-dimensional reconstruction was performed, which demonstrated bilateral elongated styloid processes.

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Wani, N.A., Lone, P., Shafi, T. et al. Multidetector-row computed tomography demonstration of Eagle syndrome. Egypt J Otolaryngol 31, 264–266 (2015). https://doi.org/10.4103/1012-5574.168363

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Keywords

  • 3D-CT
  • Eagle syndrome
  • multidetector-row computed tomography