Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.3 (June 2017)

Page No.: 3952-3957

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.227


Shedge Swapna A *1, Dr. Havle Abhay D 2, Roy Priya P 3, Shedge Ajay J 4.

*1 Assistant Professor  Department of Anatomy, KIMS University, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

2 Professor & Head , Department of Otorhinolaryngology, KIMS University, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

3 Assossiate Professor  Department of Anatomy, KIMS University, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

4 Associate Professor Department of Pathology, Amaltas Institute of Medical Sciences, Dewas. MP, India.

Correspondence Address: Dr. Shedge Swapna A, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy,

KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, 415110, India. Mobile- (91) 9850816966 E-Mail: swapna.shedge@gmail.com


Inroduction: Elongated styloid may pose either Classical Eagle’s or Stylocarotid syndrome leading to oro-facial pain. However, in patients of oro-facial pain, the investigation about the elongation of styloid process (SP) is not made routinely. Consequently, SP elongation is usually over looked as possible cause of symptom referral.

Materials and Methods: In our study the various presenting symptoms were throat pain, ipsilateral otalgia and foreign body sensation in throat. Digital palpation of styloid process and accentuation of pain in tonsillar fossa, positive lignocaine test along with radiological demonstration of the elongation of  styloid process confirm the diagnosis. Total of 30 patients were treated surgically by transoral Styloidectomy for oro-facial pain. All resected tonsils were subjected to histopathological examination. This is a prospective study conducted at the Krishna Hospital, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

Results: Twenty eight (93%) of 30 cases of oro-facial pain became asymptomatic after surgery. 1 had considerable improvement to the extent that the subject did not require any analgesics subsequently..21 (70 %)  out of 30 resected tonsils revealed fibrous variety. There were no serious surgical complications.

Conclusion: Tonsillo-styloidectomy is the treatment of choice for Eagle’s syndrome with a high success rate. Usefulness of medical (non surgical) treatment remains doubtful.

Key words: Eagle’s syndrome, Stylocarotid syndrome, Oro-facial pain, Digital Palpation, Female, Transoral Styloidectomy.


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Cite this article: Shedge Swapna A, Dr. Havle Abhay D, Roy Priya P, Shedge Ajay J. STYLALGIA – GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NEURALGIA: OUTCOME OF MANAGEMENT. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.3):3952-3957. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.227