Volume 16, Number 1, March 2004

Stylocarotid Syndrome Mimicking Dental Pain

Bina Devasia,1 K Ranganathan,1 M Umadevi,1 S Shanmugam,2 TR Saraswathi1

1Department of Oral Pathology, and 2Department of Oral Medicine, Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India


Abstract
Eagle's syndrome is characterised by an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament causing recurrent throat pain, foreign body sensation in the throat, dysphagia, or facial pain. While this syndrome is usually benign and asymptomatic, the presence of an elongated styloid process and/or ossifying stylohyoid ligament can have significant consequences. A patient with Eagle's syndrome is reported with special reference to the aetiology, pathogenesis, and radiological features.


Key words: Eagle's syndrome, Elongated styloid processes, Stylalgia

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:47-50.
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