Eagle's syndrome: a case report and CT pictorial review

Giovanni Scavone, Daniele Carmelo Caltabiano, Maria Vittoria Raciti, Maria Carla Calcagno, Monica Pennisi, Andrea Giovanni Musumeci, Giovanni Carlo Ettorre

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Abstract

Eagle's syndrome (ES) refers to symptomatic elongation of the ossified styloid process. A styloid process greater than 2.5 cm in length should be considered abnormal; however, an elongated styloid process is not sufficient for a diagnosis of ES; only an abnormal styloid process in association with symptoms can confirm the syndrome. In this case report, we discuss a 54-year-old man who has come to our attention with various symptoms: dysphagia to both solids and liquids, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, and a foreign body sensation during bilateral neck rotation and mouth opening. The diagnosis is performed radiologically because conventional radiographs have many potential disadvantages, whereas, computed tomography (CT) scans and reconstructions allow the length and angulation of the styloid process to be measured and the relationship between the elongated styloid processes and adjacent anatomical structures to be evaluated. Moreover, CT allows for differential diagnosis and provides detailed information needed for surgical planning.

LanguageEnglish
Pages141-145
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3D-CT
  • Eagle's syndrome
  • Stylalgia
  • Styloid process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Scavone, G., Caltabiano, D. C., Raciti, M. V., Calcagno, M. C., Pennisi, M., Musumeci, A. G., & Ettorre, G. C. (2019). Eagle's syndrome: a case report and CT pictorial review. Radiology Case Reports, 14(2), 141-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.10.008

Eagle's syndrome : a case report and CT pictorial review. / Scavone, Giovanni; Caltabiano, Daniele Carmelo; Raciti, Maria Vittoria; Calcagno, Maria Carla; Pennisi, Monica; Musumeci, Andrea Giovanni; Ettorre, Giovanni Carlo.

In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 141-145.

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Scavone, G, Caltabiano, DC, Raciti, MV, Calcagno, MC, Pennisi, M, Musumeci, AG & Ettorre, GC 2019, 'Eagle's syndrome: a case report and CT pictorial review', Radiology Case Reports, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 141-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.10.008
Scavone G, Caltabiano DC, Raciti MV, Calcagno MC, Pennisi M, Musumeci AG et al. Eagle's syndrome: a case report and CT pictorial review. Radiology Case Reports. 2019 Feb 1;14(2):141-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.10.008
Scavone, Giovanni ; Caltabiano, Daniele Carmelo ; Raciti, Maria Vittoria ; Calcagno, Maria Carla ; Pennisi, Monica ; Musumeci, Andrea Giovanni ; Ettorre, Giovanni Carlo. / Eagle's syndrome : a case report and CT pictorial review. In: Radiology Case Reports. 2019 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 141-145.
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