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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   A little history, a year ago I had a felling of a marble in my throat, (voice box area) that developed right after eating, surgical spine surgery 9 months ago, Systems came back 6 months ago and getting worse. Seen a throat specialist, her diagnosed was sleep apnea; seen anther and he order a CT scan soft tissue and his diagnosed was (Eagle syndrome)
what do you think?
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   can u tell me the CT finding or the interpretation in detail ?
User :   they said i have eagel
Doctor :   Eagle syndrome is a rare condition where an elongated temporal styloid process (more than 30mm) is in conflict with the adjacent anatomical structures.
Doctor :   can u tell me what symptoms that you ahve
User :   i do not have the interiretatation in detail just a cd
User :   I feel some one is grabbing my throat and squeezing
User :   also throat verry sore and voice is almost gone
Doctor :   these symptoms are due to the presence of an elongated styloid process in the throat that is causing irritative symtpoms
Doctor :   you will benfit by a surgical procedure where in this bony structure is removed and all your symtoms will resolve
User :   ok this is going on for months and the doctors i have seen, says i have sleep apnea and the last one said it eagels, is the life threting? feel at times my air is beeing cut off.
Doctor :   this is not lifethreatening
User :   Thanks it feels like at times, so how do I go about to find a doctor in this area?
Doctor :   you can consult an ENT surgeon in your locality in the throat , due to the irritation as well
Doctor :   once the irritation causing stimulus is removed, then most of your symptoms will resolve soon
User :   I will try agian the last visit they told me that it is sleep aplnea
User :   thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
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