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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 378) Last page : ( 380)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00088.X

Stylohyoid Syndrome (Eagle Syndrome)

Mr. Muthukumaran D.*

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Nursing College

*Corresponding Author E-mail: 090918mk@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.


Eagle syndrome or stylohyoid syndrome is a rare disease the normal anatomy of the styloid process is 2.5cm. Eagle syndrome is characterized by presence pain in the upper part of the neck due to impingement of nerve plexus around the carotid vessel or glossopharyngeal nerve. It was first reported in the year 1652 by marchetti. Tonsillectomy may cause this syndrome Irritation of the pharyngeal mucosa by direct compression of post tonsillectomy scaring (involves cranial nerves V, VII, IX, and X) unilateral throat irritation is sign of this syndrome and CT scan shows the elongated styloid process and its measurement and angulation. This can be treated with help of analgesics, corticosteroid, antibiotics and transoral approach.



Eagle Syndrome, Glossopharyngeal Nerve Impingement.


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