Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

Eagles syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Average Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
User :   done
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   we are available 24/7 if you have any medical query
Doctor :  
please do log in
Doctor :  
bye for now
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor