Eagle Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Vittorio Rinaldi, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Eagle syndrome?

Which tests are performed in the workup of Eagle syndrome?

How is Eagle syndrome treated?

When was Eagle syndrome first identified?

What is the prevalence of Eagle syndrome?

What causes Eagle syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Eagle syndrome?

What are the possible clinical expressions attributable to elongated styloid process associated with Eagle syndrome?

What conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of Eagle syndrome?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of Eagle syndrome?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the intraoral approach to the surgical treatment of Eagle syndrome?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the extraoral approach to the surgical treatment of Eagle syndrome?

What is the anatomy relevant to Eagle syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of Eagle syndrome?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Eagle syndrome?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of Eagle syndrome?

What is the role of a lidocaine infiltration test in the diagnosis of Eagle syndrome?

Treatment

Which medications are used in the treatment of Eagle syndrome?

Which surgical approaches are used in the treatment of Eagle syndrome?

How is the intraoral approach performed for the treatment of Eagle syndrome?

How is the extraoral approach performed for the treatment of Eagle syndrome?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for Eagle syndrome?

What is included in long-term monitoring of Eagle syndrome?

What are the possible complications of surgery for Eagle syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Eagle syndrome?