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Revista Paraense de Medicina

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GUZZO, Fernando Augusto do Vale; MACEDO, José Acúrcio Gomes Cavalleiro de; BARROS, Renata Silva  and  ALMEIDA, Dhiego Chaves de. Eagle's syndrome: a case report. Rev. Para. Med. [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.4, pp.47-51. ISSN 0101-5907.

Objective: report a case of Eagle's syndrome, it clinical findings and research the literature. Report: a 34-yearsold female complain of cervical pain on rotation of the neck, throat foreign body sensation, ear pain, pain on swallonwing solid food, pain on speaking, breathing, yawning and pain on extension of the tongue for 5 years. The clinical diagnosis was complemented by computed tomography of the base of the skull with three-dimensional image, showing elongated styloid processes bilaterally. Conclusion: although Eagle's syndrome is rare, it clinical manifestations are peculiar, so the differential diagnosis may include it, avoiding the treatment delay.

Keywords : cervical pain; styloid process; tomography.

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