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July 1972

Symptomatic Elongated Styloid: Case Report and Review of Surgical Technique

Author Affiliations

Dallas
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(1):84-85. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090122019
Abstract

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.

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