Eagles syndrome: a Literature Review


Eagle’s syndrome: a Literature Review


Araújor, C. A. S.¹, Morais, G. S.¹, Nascimento, K. L. ¹, Freitas, V. R. P.¹, Silva, V. L.¹, Arruda, H. S.²

1Estudantes do Curso de Odontologia – UFPE
2Pesquisador do Departamento de Embriologia da UFPE.


American Journal of Geographical Research and Reviews

Introduction – Eagle`s syndrome refers to calcification and hardening of the stylohyoid ligament, which connects the hyoid bone to the temporal bone. The classic symptomatology includes craniofacial pain, limitation in the movements of the head and the neck and continuous pain in the pharynx that worsens during the deglutition. The diagnosis is based on clinical and radiological examination, and the treatment of the pathology can be clinical or surgical, occurring depending on the intensity of the symptoms. Objectives – This work aims to review studies related to Eagle`s Syndrome, thus having a greater knowledge about it`s unique causes, symptoms and effective treatments in order to deal with, if not all, the most of manifestations among them dysphagia, odynophagia, otalgia, headache, tinnitus and trismus. Methodology – This review of Eagle`s syndrome was performed with a search of books and scientific articles on several digital platforms. Results – The results show that, although the etiology of Eagle`s Syndrome is not known, the disease has symptoms such as headaches and swallowing difficulties, and can be treated through drugs or surgical procedures. Conclusion – In this way, we conclude that from radiological examinations it is possible to diagnose Eagle`s Syndrome, making possible the submission of patients to the treatment appropriate to their degree of danger.


Keywords: Calcification; headache; syndrome

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Araújor, C. A. S., Morais, G. S., Nascimento, K. L. , Freitas, V. R. P., Silva, V. L., Arruda, H. S. Eagle`s syndrome: a Literature Review. International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2018, 1:4


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