Eagle syndrome

Case contributed by Dr. Doaa Khedr Mohamed Khedr


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 downward to articulate with lesser cornua of the hyoid bone.  

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 86297
Published: 28th Jan 2021
Last edited: 1st Feb 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Mansoura university Hospitals

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