Medical Must-See: Doctors land on rare Eagle syndrome diagnosis

The patient had a 10-year history of chronic facial and neck pain triggered by head movements.
Staff writer

A middle-aged woman’s decade-long battle with chronic facial and neck pain was eventually put down to a rare and elusive condition known as Eagle syndrome, Greek doctors report.

The syndrome — named after Dr Watt Eagle, who first described it in 1937, rather than the bird of prey — is caused by an elongated styloid process or a calcified stylohyoid ligament.