Eagle syndrome

Case contributed by Doaa Khedr Mohamed Khedr
Diagnosis certain


Dysphagia and foreign body sensation of the throat four month ago

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

CT scans of the neck show ossified/thickened stylohyoid ligaments on both sides, seen extending from the base of the skull down to articulate with lesser cornua of the hyoid bone.

Case Discussion

Eagle syndrome is incidental CT image finding of head and neck, representing calcified stylohyoid membrane. Commonly affecting membranes on both sides. it is seen associated with various symptoms corresponding to vascular or nerve compression.

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