The syndrome of symptomatic elongated styloid process was first described by Eagle in 1937. Symptoms vary from slight throat discomfort to severe ear pain, odynophagia, and symptoms which mimic a glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Diagnosis depends on reproduction of the patient's pain by palpation of the styloid prominence in the tonsillar fossa. Definitive treatment is surgical resection of the styloid.
Mabry RL. Symptomatic Elongated Styloid: Case Report and Review of Surgical Technique. Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(1):84–85. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090122019
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