Eagles syndrome and ponticulus posticus?

Any other folks out there with both elongated styloids and ponticulus posticus?

study shows there is a possible connection between the two - or at least people that have one are more likely to have the other

they found both bilateral loops and elongated styloids with my xrays

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Well, that might explain why your symptoms are so severe, bmcdiddie! I am really sorry that you have two rare things going on - one at the front of your neck & the other on the backside. I’m really glad this was discovered now as it might make a difference as to the order of the surgeries you need i.e. maybe the PP surgery should come first? I realize that’s a doctor’s call. I read a little about PP, & it sounds like it’s not as uncommon as ES but still pretty rare. I hadn’t heard of it before you brought it to our attention.

Thank you for posting the link to the article about the possible relationship between PP & ES. There’s always more for us to learn!

I am not sure if PP needs surgical attention, just showing a possible connection. First would like to start with styloids :slight_smile:

Have you also seen this?

One of our members, Christy, had ES surgery but it didn’t help much; she went on to be diagnosed with Arcuate Foramina Bridge, which sounds similar. Here’s a link which has a mention & a link to her info…
ES Information: What Else Could It Be? - Welcome / Newbies Guide to Eagle Syndrome - Living with Eagle

I’ve added your research paper in to that category too, thank you for it & the info, I hope you’re able to get to the bottom of what’s causing what…

thank you it appears foramina bridge is another name for it. I am curious what she did for follow up if eagles did not help her symptoms. I have been complaining about Canadian healthcare regarding eagles but it may be possible that the source of pain and symptoms is not eagles alone. however no one really wants to do a deep dive on it … hoping for answers soon

and this one sees no correlation. which to believe?

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If you send her a private message she may be able to update you, although she’s not been on for a bit…

Too many doctors are skittish when it comes to unusual diagnoses that they’ve only read about in a text book. It sure would be nice if they’d come alongside a patient who needs their support & encouragement & help that person find a specialist who does know something rather than tucking tail & running the other way (i.e. being dismissive).

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