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dc.contributor.authorWorden, Cameron P.en
dc.contributor.authorBhandari, Sanjeeb S.en
dc.contributor.authorCable, Benjamin B.en
dc.contributor.authorKuehl, Damon R.en
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-06T17:59:03Zen
dc.date.available2020-08-06T17:59:03Zen
dc.date.issued2020-04-23en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/99600en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Painful neck swelling is a common emergency complaint but can present diagnostic challenges. Eagle syndrome is a rare clinical entity in which a pathologically elongated styloid process or ossified stylohyoid ligament produces a constellation of symptoms in the head and neck region. Case Report: We present the case of a 50-year-old male with a spontaneous, atraumatic fracture of an elongated styloid process associated with hematoma formation and radiological findings of airway impingement. Discussion: The classic triad for Eagle syndrome consists of unilateral cervicofacial pain, globus sensation, and dysphagia. Diagnosis of Eagle syndrome should be made based on a combination of physical examination and radiological findings. Treatment options vary based on severity of symptoms. Conclusion: Although more likely to be an indolent and progressive complaint, providers in the acute care setting should be familiar with Eagle syndrome due to the potential for a spontaneous fracture of an elongated styloid process to cause acute, painful neck swelling and life-threatening airway compromise. [Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2020;4(2):197–200.]en
dc.format.extent4 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWestern Journal of Emergency Medicineen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectEagle syndromeen
dc.subjectatraumaticen
dc.subjectfractureen
dc.subjectairway impingementen
dc.subjecthematomaen
dc.titleEagle Syndrome: A Rare Case of Atraumatic, Painful Cervical Neck Swellingen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.title.serialClinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicineen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2020.3.46284en
dc.identifier.volume4en
dc.identifier.issue2en
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