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Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

Case Report(ISSN: 2641-1709)

The Discrepancy Between the Length of the Styloid Process and the Symptoms of Eagle’s Syndrome: A Case Report

Volume 4 - Issue 1

Nguyen Nguyen1,2, Thanh Phu Nguyen3 and Kyu Sung Kim1,2*

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    • 1Research Institute for Aerospace and Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
    • 2Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surg, Inha University Hospital, Korea
    • 3Department of Otolaryngology, Khanh Hoa General hospital, Vietnam

    *Corresponding author: Kyu Sung Kim, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea

Received: February 12, 2020;   Published: February 24, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2020.04.000178

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Eagle’s syndrome was a rare condition, and it was not commonly suspected in clinical practice. The elongation of the styloid process (SP) was considered as the main cause of this syndrome. However, many patients who were incidentally found of an elongated SP were asymptomatic. This case report presented a rare case of the bilateral elongated SP with the unilateral symptom. A 59-year-old woman who had come to our attention with the complaint of pain in the right side of the neck, and intensified pain during neck rotation, swallowing and mouth opening. She also complained of pain in the angle of the mandible, the face and otalgia. The computed tomography scans and 3D reconstruction allow us to measure the angulation and length of the SP as well as evaluate the relationship between the SP and adjacent anatomical structures. Surgical excision was performed on the right side although the patient was diagnosed with bilateral elongated SP. The postoperative course passed regularly, and the postsurgical control showed no complaint.

Keywords: Eagle’s Syndrome; elongated styloid process; stylohyoid complex

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