Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Styloid syncope

Neuroimages p 1649 Neurology71 2008
Patient had craniocervical pain and 30 years of syncope preceded by neck flexion and brief vertigo. 3D CT showed hypertrophied styloid process.

Eagle syndrome is characterized by a long SP with craniocervical or throat pain. Elongate SP occurs in 4 % of population. Syncope is due to compression of carotid artery. It should be considered in young patients with chronic throat pain and syncope provoked by neck flexion. It is diagnosed with 3d Ct and cured with styloidectomy.

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