Bilateral carotid dissection due to Eagle syndrome in a young female


Eagle syndrome (ES) is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by the elongation of the temporal bone’s styloid process, or calcification of stylohyoid ligament, compressing surrounding structures causing pharyngalgia. One of its variants, the styloid-carotid artery syndrome, produces symptoms by compression of the external or internal carotid arteries (ICA). Here, we present a case of a 43-year-old woman with ES and bilateral ICA dissections. The patient underwent staged bilateral angioplasty and covered stent placement, followed by styloidectomy. A computerized tomography angiogram revealed patency of both stents at a two-year follow-up.

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