Eagle syndrome

Case contributed by Mostafa El-Feky
Diagnosis certain


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

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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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