Eagle syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Pain with neck movement.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

X ray of the skull (Towne's view) shows bilateral elongated styloid processes.


Yellow arrows point to the styloid processes which are elongated.

Case Discussion

Case of Eagle syndrome i.e. bilateral elongated styloid processes.

The clinical symptoms are due to nerve compression.

Can also occur due to calcification of stylohyoid ligament.

Skull X-rays as a method of assessment are infrequently used due to the availability and advantages of CT

Multiplanar reconstructions (MPR) on CT is helpful in imaging.

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Case information

rID: 27818
Published: 21st Feb 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Tag: shetty
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