Eagle syndrome or stylohyoid syndrome is a rare disease the normal anatomy of the styloid process is 2.5cm. Eagle syndrome is characterized by presence pain in the upper part of the neck due to impingement of nerve plexus around the carotid vessel or glossopharyngeal nerve. It was first reported in the year 1652 by marchetti. Tonsillectomy may cause this syndrome Irritation of the pharyngeal mucosa by direct compression of post tonsillectomy scaring (involves cranial nerves V, VII, IX, and X) unilateral throat irritation is sign of this syndrome and CT scan shows the elongated styloid process and its measurement and angulation. This can be treated with help of analgesics, corticosteroid, antibiotics and transoral approach.
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Mr. D. Muthukumaran. Stylohyoid Syndrome (Eagle Syndrome). Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(4): 378-380. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00088.X