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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jul-Dec;6(2):297-299. doi: 10.4103/2231-0746.200343.

Unusually elongated styloid process: A report of two cases with literature review.

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1
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, H. P. Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, H. P. Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
3
Department of Oral Pathology, H. P. Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Eagle's syndrome is most often associated with an elongated styloid process or ossified stylohyoid ligament, which may result in cervicofacial pain. Since the symptoms are vague and nonspecific, patients with the Eagle's syndrome are difficult to diagnose. We here report two cases of Eagle's syndrome, one case with unusually elongated styloid process of size 6.97 cm, in whom imaging with computed tomography established the diagnosis and managed by local infiltration of lidocaine and steroid; in another case the length of styloid processes were 3.47 cm and 3 cm respectively and was managed surgically.

KEYWORDS:

Anatomical variation; Eagle's syndrome; stylohyoid syndrome

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