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J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2017 Aug;61(2):167-170.

A rare case of Eagle syndrome and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in the cervical spine.

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1
Private Practice, Cambridge, ON.
2
Private Practice, West Seneca, NY.
3
Professor and Coordinator of Diagnostic Imaging, Chiropractic Department, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY.

Abstract

in English, French

Published case studies involving diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) along with symptomatic ossification of the stylohyoid ligament, or "Eagle syndrome," are rare. In this report, we document a case of bilateral Eagle syndrome and advanced DISH in the cervical spine of an 80-year-old man who presented with severe neck stiffness and intermittent asphyxia. The key imaging and clinical features of this disorder are also described.

KEYWORDS:

Eagle syndrome; airway obstruction; chiropractic; diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

PMID:
28928500
PMCID:
PMC5596968

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have no competing interests to declare.

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