Eagle Syndrome Causing Vascular Compression with Cervical Rotation: Case Report


Demirtas H., KAYAN M., KOYUNCUOĞLU H. R. , Celik A. O. , Kara M., Sengeze N.

POLISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.81, pp.277-280, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/pjr.896741
  • Journal Name: POLISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-280
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Eagle syndrome is a condition caused by an elongated styloid process. Unilateral face, neck and ear pain, stinging pain, foreign body sensation and dysphagia can be observed with this syndrome. Rarely, the elongated styloid process may cause pain by compressing the cervical segment of the internal carotid and the surrounding sympathetic plexus, and that pain spreading along the artery can cause neurological symptoms such as vertigo and syncope.