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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cervicofacial Pain Associated With Eagle's Syndrome Misdiagnosed As Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Author: Mayrink, Gabriela
Figueiredo, Evandro Portela
Sato, Fabio Ricardo Loureiro
Moreira, Roger William Fernandes
Abstract: Eagle's syndrome is characterized by the symptoms of recurrent throat pain, pharyngeal foreign body sensation, dysphagia, referred otalgia, and neck pain. The treatment for Eagle's syndrome can be pharmacologically, surgically, or both. The surgical management consists of two major procedures: the transoral approach or the extraoral-cervical approach. A 64-year-old patient with a severe cervical pain on the left side was evaluated with no defined diagnosis. During physical examination, an elongated styloid process could be palpated and with CT scan image, the Eagle's syndrome diagnosis was done. The patient was successfully submitted to surgical resection of the elongated styloid process on the left side by an extraoral-cervical approach. After 6 months follow-up, the patient referred no symptom after the surgical treatment. The extraoral/cervical approach is a safe alternative that achieves adequate treatment of Eagle's syndrome.
Subject: Diagnostic Errors
Facial Pain
Image Interpretation, Computer-assisted
Imaging, Three-dimensional
Middle Aged
Neck Pain
Ossification, Heterotopic
Temporal Bone
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Tomography, X-ray Computed
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Citation: Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery. v. 16, n. 2, p. 207-10, 2012-Jun.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10006-011-0276-7
Date Issue: 2012
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