What Is Eagle Syndrome?

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Eagle syndrome is a condition that is more common in women that are aged between 40 and 60 years old. It can, however, also affect males and females in all age groups. It is not clear exactly why it happens, but we do know it is associated with parts of the stylohyoid apparatus.

The condition happens when either the stylohyoid ligament becomes calcified, or when the styloid process grows unusually long. A long styloid process is the most common culprit, and the condition will affect the nerve signals in the area. This can result in some very unwelcome symptoms for the patient.

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