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Case Report  |   January 1990
The diagnostic challenge of styloid elongation (Eagle's syndrome)
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Case Report   |   January 1990
The diagnostic challenge of styloid elongation (Eagle's syndrome)
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1990, Vol. 90, 88. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.1.88
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1990, Vol. 90, 88. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.1.88
Abstract

Eagle's syndrome is a relatively common disorder that is frequently misdiagnosed. It occurs more frequently in women. Presenting symptoms generally include posterior oropharyngeal pain, intermittent glossitis, and phantom foreign body discomfort of the pharynx. Surgical removal of elongated styloid processes generally provides relief of symptoms.