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Year: 2012  Vol. 16   Num. Suppl. 1  - May
DOI: 10.7162/S1809-9777201200S1C-010
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XXXIX CONVENTUS - Oral Presentation
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EAGLE'S SYNDROME: AN ENTITY NOT TO FORGET THE ENT EVALUATION
SÍNDROME DE EAGLE: UNA ENTIDAD A NO OLVIDAR EN LA EVALUACIÓN ORL
Author(s):
Jorge Arias, Hernán Ortiz, Esteban Espínola Duarte, José Ortiz, José V Quiroz
Abstract:

Eagle's syndrome was first described in 1937 by WW Eagle and in the context of two patients. The elongated styloid process of length greater than 2.5 cm, has an incidence of 1.4 to 30% of which only about 4% have symptoms, and is an uncommon entity. It presents more frequently in those over 40 years with an incidence three times higher in women. On the other hand, represents a common diagnostic error which results in multiple visits to surgeon doctors, neurological, dental, maxillofacial surgeons and getting even are categorized as dystonic and remitted to a psychiatrist. The pathology has multiple treatments. Presents a series of twelve cases with Diagnostic Pathology-hyoid complex style, by clinical methods and certified by the auxiliary image as modified Frontal Nasal Radiography, panoramic radiography and computed Tomography. They were followed in a time of approximately one year, many had already been followed by other experts without accurate diagnosis, all had complaints in the oropharynx and / or cervical level was the highest percentage of females, the right side was most affected in one patient to palpate the styloid apophysis prominent, met in no other change in the aerodigestive tract explaining the disease. Was seen the X-ray as an economical and feasible. In all cases, the diseases have been controlled medical treatment without reaching surgery.

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