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Eagles syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   I have a question regarding throat
Doctor :   ok

User :   i had a pain from past one month in the right side just below my ear
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User :   Doctor asked me to get Styloid process CT scan
User :   Report came
Doctor :  
User :   left side it measures 3cm
User :   and right side it measures 4cm
Doctor :  
User :   the right syloid process is in close proximity with the right parapharyneal space
Doctor :   ok

User :   no other remarkable findings
Doctor :  
what did the doctor suspect before subjecting you to ct scan of the styloid process?
User :   he got the Throat swab also
User :   the report was normal
Doctor :  
User :   even ear report was ok
User :   now i have to go and meet him for this report
User :   i m not sure how many more he will ask
User :   :)
Doctor :   ok

User :   what do u find out from this report
Doctor :   from the report what i could make out is that the right styloid process is 1 cm more in length than the left styloid process
Doctor :   and it is close to the parapharyngeal space on the right side
Doctor :   why did your doctor subjected you for the CT scan of styloid process and what was the diagnosis at that time?
User :   i dont know
User :   he touched the right side throat and after that just to confirm
User :   he wanted me to get ct scan done
Doctor :  
confirm what?
User :   if there is really any enlargement
User :   i presume
Doctor :   enlargement of what ?

User :   the right node
Doctor :  
you mean lymph node?
User :   i m not sure bout that he was just talking bouy styloid process
Doctor :   what your doctor is suspecting is that the anatomical variation of the right styloid process is causing the pain in the right side of the throat or not

User :   what could be reason for that
Doctor :   it is developmental
Doctor :  
the right styloid process is long,
Doctor :   what it has done is it has pressed on the nerve which passes near to it
Doctor :  
this is causing the pain in the throat
User :   this cannot be because of some infection right?
Doctor :  
well infection is the first thing he has ruled out by the throat swab and ear test
User :   k
Doctor :   this is called eagles syndrome
User :   can it be because of acid reflux
Doctor :  
User :   i had acid reflux problem\
User :   k
Doctor :   styloid process is a bone
User :   and that is not a lymph node right?
Doctor :  
lymph node is different bone is different
User :   k
User :   thx fro ur time, will consult my doc tommorrow
User :   bye
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User :   done
Doctor :  
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