Other Names for this Disease
- Eagle's syndrome
- Elongated styloid process syndrome
- Elongated styloid process which causes cervico facial pain tinnitus and otalgia
- Styloid-stylohyoid syndrome
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Surgical treatment involves removal of the extension of the styloid process that is causing the pain. This surgery can carry risks, including scarring from the site of surgery or continued pain from Eagle syndrome or from surgical complications such as damage to the carotid vessels or the nerves in the area.
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