Eagle syndrome: A comprehensive review

Arvind Badhey, Ameya Jategaonkar, Alexander Joseph Anglin Kovacs, Sameep Kadakia, Peter Paul De Deyn, Yadranko Ducic*, Stimson Schantz, Edward Shin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The objective of this report is to summarize the symptoms, diagnostic workup, necessary imaging, and management of Eagle syndrome. A comprehensive literature review was conducted on peer-reviewed publications of Eagle syndrome across multiple disciplines in order to gain a thorough understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of this disorder. Diagnoses of Eagle Syndrome have increased, in part due to the awareness of physicians to patient symptomatology. While cervical pain and dysphagia are among the typical symptoms, patients can present with a wide spectrum of benign and dangerous symptoms. CT scan is the gold standard for diagnosis and can be aided by both 3D reconstructive imaging and Angiography. Treatment strategies include medical management (analgesics, corticosteroids, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants) and varied surgical approaches (extraoral, transoral, endoscopic assisted). Increased understanding by providers treating patients with Eagle Syndrome allows for a more comprehensive treatment plan. With a variety of medical regimens and more definitive surgical approaches, Eagle Syndrome can be treated safely and effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalClinical neurology and neurosurgery
Volume159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2017

Keywords

  • Eagle syndrome
  • Management
  • Styloid process
  • ELONGATED STYLOID PROCESS
  • CAROTID-ARTERY DISSECTION
  • SYMPTOMS
  • MANAGEMENT
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • LIGAMENT

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