Styloid-stylohyoid syndrome

Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jan;2(1):66-9. doi: 10.4103/2231-0746.95326.


This is a case report of Eagle's syndrome due to osseous metaplasia of the stylohyoid apparatus treated conservatively by injection of a local anesthetic - steroid combination. The incidence, etiopathogenesis, classification, clinical picture and various approaches to treatment of ossified stylohyoid ligament associated with Eagle's syndrome have been discussed. Anterolateral glossodynia, which is a previously unreported finding in Eagle's syndrome, and its possible etiology, has also been discussed.

Keywords: Anterolateral glossodynia; eagle; osseous metaplasia; stylohyoid; styloid injection.

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