Eagle syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El-Feky


Recurrent throat pain in the form of foreign body sensation, dysphagia (solid and liquid) for a few months.

Patient Data

Age: 28
Gender: Male

Plain CT of the neck

Elongated styloid process with ossification of the stylohyoid ligament bilaterally reaching the level of hyoid bone. 

Case Discussion

Calcification of the stylohyoid ligament is common but often asymptomatic. Eagle syndrome occurs when there are appropriate symptoms in the context of stylohyoid ligament.

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Case information

rID: 26066
Published: 26th Nov 2013
Last edited: 26th Dec 2016
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