Eagle Syndrome

Eagle syndrome is a condition characterized by elongation of the styloid process (a bony projection from the lower surface of the temporal bone) or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament. Symptoms of eagle syndrome include pain in the neck, pain in the middle part of the throat, radiating pain up to the ears, facial pain, etc. Eagle syndrome usually occurs after injury to the throat or tonsillectomy.

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There is pain on the palate. Do I have Eagle syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have changes and pain on the palate, obsessive jaw and tongue movements (I have a feeling something is wrong with my palate and feel the need to lick it with the tip of my tongue constantly), constant feeling of something leaking on the back of my throat and below my tongue and neck ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be aware that Eagle syndrome is a condition where there is an elongation of the styloid process or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament. This causes pressure on the cranial nerves and results in pain related to the nerve compression. We usually measure ...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent pain sensation in the right side of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had persistent poking pain sensation for four years in the right side of my neck near the intersection of my jaw and ear. Pain originating below the jaw in the stylohyoid or digastric muscles that shoot up to the head and neck. I had previously done an endoscopy and was diagnose...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinic.com. I understand your concern. As I can see, you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) an orthopantomogram (OPG), mainly taken for dental problems. However, the styloid appears to be prominent; the proper X-ray for an elongated styloid would...  Read Full »

How to deal with pain and face dullness associated with Eagle syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I have been diagnosed with Eagle syndrome last year. I do not know which type it is, whether it is affecting nerves or arteries but I can feel the pain which is so tough to bear and my face is getting dull day by day. Please reply soon.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eagle syndrome is common in females. There are some medications that can help decrease the dullness sensation such as Neuroton ampoule (nerve multivitamins). I suggest taking just one injection every three days. Anti-inflammatory medicine such as Brufen tablets can ...  Read Full »

Does eagle's syndrome show neurological problem along with it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I am experiencing neurological problems for the past twelve months. I started to have it due to eagle syndrome which is the elongation of the styloid process of the skull. I have lack of emotions and motivations. I am not internally happy, sad, and angry. I canno...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question. Your symptoms are suggestive of obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. I do not think that your symptoms are related to eagle syndrome. It can trigger some of the autonomic symptoms, just in episodes and not persistently....  Read Full »

I have slurred speech, right-sided weakness, and right-side facial drooping symptoms. How severe is a TIA stroke?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 51-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a weight of 145 lbs. I have Eagle syndrome with left internal jugular vein compression, but the right internal jugular vein is slightly compressed. I have had a sharp stabbing pain in my head for the past month. I got three TIA...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghayur Abbas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Severe jugular vein compression causes a stroke. Therefore, it is better to consult a specialist.  Read Full »

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