Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 5

Eagles Syndrome: A Current Update

Shamimul Hasan*

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Shamimul Hasan, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

Received: March 12, 2018; Published: April 19, 2018

Citation: Shamimul Hasan. “Eagles Syndrome: A Current Update”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).

Abstract

&ndsp;&ndsp;Eagle’s syndrome is a relatively rare disorder whereby a calcified stylohyoid ligament or elongated styloid process gives rise to a multitude of otolaryngological symptoms. It is also a source of craniofacial and cervical pain. Eagle’s syndrome is one of the glaring examples where the exact etiology eludes the treating doctor for a long time. It is important for a dental practitioner to be aware of this anomaly and its anatomic basis. Diagnosis can be made both radiographically as well as by physical examination of the patient. Most frequently, a panoramic radiograph is used to determine the appearance of stylohyoid ligament complex.

Keywords: Eagle Syndrome; Elongated Styloid Process; Orofacial Pain; Panoramic Radiography

Copyright: © 2018 Shamimul Hasan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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