Review Article

Eagle syndrome – An overview

Kavitaa Nedunchezhian
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 21, No 1 | a1247 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v21i1.1247 | © 2017 Kavitaa Nedunchezhian | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 June 2017 | Published: 21 September 2017

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Kavitaa Nedunchezhian, Private practice, Chennai, India


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Abstract

Eagle syndrome represents symptoms brought about by compression of vital neurovascular and muscular elements adjoining the styloid process because of the elongation of styloid process or ossification of the stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligament. It is crucial for dentists, otolaryngologists and neurologists to be aware of the elongation of the styloid process and associated signs and symptoms. This article reviews the aetiopathogenesis, classification, investigative procedures and treatment modalities associated with Eagle syndrome.

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Styloid process; stylohyoid ligament; stylomandibular ligament; Vagus nerve and internal carotid artery

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