Eagle's Syndrome-cause for Atypical Facial Pain - Case Report and Review


  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry, 5, India


Eagle's syndrome is caused due to elongation and calcification of the stylohyoid ligament. Though majority of the cases are asymptomatic certain patients do present with mild to severe pain. We report a case of Eagle's syndrome.


Eagle's Syndrome, Facial Pain, Stylohyoid Ligament

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