Bilateral giant styloid process: Case report


  • Burak Kersin
  • Ahmet Mahmut Tekin


Giant styloid process, Eagle Syndrome, Bilateral


Eagle’s Syndrome occurs when an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament causes recurrent foreign body sensation or sore throat, neck pain, swallowing difficulty or facial pain. Also, throat pain may radiate to the ipsilateral ear. The treatment of Eagle’s Syndrome is primarily surgical. The elongated styloid process can be excised via intraoral or external cervical approach. A 29-year-old male patient with bilateral, extremely elongated styloid processes, causing the symptoms of Eagle’s Syndrome reported with the relevant literature review.


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Kersin B, Tekin AM. Bilateral giant styloid process: Case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];2(3):389-90. Available from: