January 21, 2008

Eagle syndrome

Eagle syndrome: Inflammation of the styloid process, a spike-like projection sticking off the base of the skull. The tissues in the throat rub on this structure during the act of swallowing causing pain. The diagnosis of Eagle syndrome is made by history and an x-ray showing the abnormal styloid process.

Anti-inflammatory drugs are the first line of treatment although surgical removal of the styloid process may be needed.

2 comments:

coastalsc said...

Matt, it sounds like your future is looking bright. May God bless you and your wife. Are you the one that wrote about the Eagle Syndrome?

Matt Bailey said...

Yes I am the one who wrote about Eagle syndrome. Thank you for you nice comment.