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Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e9989. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009989.

The role of 3D-printing technology in the diagnosis of Eagle syndrome: A case report.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School and Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.

Abstract

RATIONALE:

Eagle syndrome is a rare clinical condition that can be associated with elongation of the styloid process.

PATIENT CONCERN:

A 55-year-old man was presented with vague throat discomfort for several years.

DIAGNOSIS:

3-dimentional (3D) computed tomography (CT) reconstruction, and printing revealed bilateral elongated styloid processes.

INTERVENTIONS:

The patient has been treated medically, and continues to demonstrate improvement with conservative treatment for 2 years.

OUTCOME:

We report usefulness of 3D CT and 3D printing technology for diagnosis of Eagle syndrome.

LESSONS:

3D CT reconstruction, and printing are beneficial in determining appropriate surgical strategy, and allowing the physician to better explain the lesion, and surgical details to patients.

PMID:
29595704
PMCID:
PMC5895411
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000009989
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