Issue N# 5 - 2010
Eagle syndrom: A case report
Authors : Sif A, Jabrane L, Dahik MA, Essaadi M, Mahtar M, Roubal M, Janah A, Kadiri F. (Casablanca)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2010;131,4:295-297.
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Introduction: The Eagle syndrome is a rare entity characterized by a hypertrophy of the styloid process responsible for clinical signs in connection with compression of the vasculo-nervous structures of vicinity. Case report: Female 40 years old who complained for 7 years about intense right temporo-parietal headache, associated with ocular pains, otalgia, tinnitus and swallowing problems. These symptoms were unilateral. The only notable antecedent was an extraction of the wisdom teeth of the lower arc 10 years before. Conclusion: The Eagle syndrome is an unusual syndrome ignored by the majority of the clinicians. The simple palpation of the oropharyngeal walls (tonsils) makes it possible to evoke the diagnosis. This suspicion will be confirmed by Xrays. The surgery presents few risks and the patient is released of symptoms very quickly.
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