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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
August 17, 2009

Radiology Quiz Case 2: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;135(8):831. doi:10.1001/archoto.2009.90-b

Eagle syndrome is a constellation of symptoms that result from progressive calcification of the stylohyoid ligament or elongation of the styloid process.13Eagle2first described the association of an elongated styloid process with pharyngeal pain in 2 cases in 1937. Patients diagnosed as having Eagle syndrome have reported a wide array of symptoms, including recurrent throat pain, foreign body sensation, headache, dysphagia, otalgia, facial pain with head rotation, alterations of taste, and dental pain.1,3Symptoms are often reported as being worsened by chewing, head rotation, lingual movements, and swallowing.4

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