I am happy to have found this site for support and help.
I am from Bulgaria. I apologize for the English, I’m not very good and I use Google Translate, but I really want to share my troubles on the path of Eagle.
It all started at the end of December 2021.
I felt something stuck in my throat on the top left that I couldn’t swallow. The feeling was unusual without pain. I immediately visited the ears nose throat specialist, but he found no abnormalities.
Nevertheless, this stuck in my throat did not give me peace.
From January to April 19 I visited maybe more than 20 ear specialists, throat, neurologist, dentist, endocrinologist, physiotherapist, I applied all sorts of treatments, including 3 antibiotics, with no effect on the problem I have. I was diagnosed with chronic nasopharyngitis. During these three months, my symptoms began to worsen. A strong puncture began in the tonsillar fossa, numbness of the tongue, stiffness of the right jaw, and it was as if I had molten metal in my ear.
The fateful date was April 19, because then I went for an examination at the ears nose throat oncologist, who is familiar with the styloid process and has a more abstract thinking.
I had never heard of this disease before.
Specialized MRI and Scanner tests were then performed to confirm the diagnosis. 35 mm styloids were measured on both sides.
An operation is scheduled for June 8, 2022. It will be intraoral. The doctor assured me that he would shorten the right styloid as much as possible.
Now I feel calm, because all the symptoms and ailments already have their explanation.
I look forward to the date of the operation and hope for success.
Thank you for being here
and that I found you and, thanks to you, received information. There is no information about Eagle Syndrome in my country.
Again apologies for the English, sometimes the translate makes jokes.
Your English is fine! Great news that you have a date for surgery! Intraoral can be a bit trickier to recover from as your throat is likely to be very sore, but lots of posts about recovery on here so you can use the search function to look up about their recoveries if you want info, & tips for what to expect.
I hope that it goes well & will pray for you
Thanks for the kind words.
I will be operated on by the doctor who made the diagnosis.
I contacted specialists in maxillofacial surgery and a neurosurgeon, who explained that it was not the subject of their activity.
However, I am also grateful for the intraoral approach, as the styloid is so distorted that it passes close to the upper jaw and its tip reaches the anterior tonsillar arch.
My tonsils were removed 13 years ago, and I think this is one of the reasons for the growth of styloids.
I follow the topics and get informed, thanks to this wonderful support forum.
Hi @Neli -
I am very happy that you have found a doctor who can help you! You may need to get both styloids removed for the best results, but starting with one is a good plan. Sometimes after one is removed the other one becomes more painful or symptomatic. That lets you know that it needs to come out, too.
Would you mind giving us the name of your surgeon so we can add him to our doctors list. We currently have no doctor on our list from your country.
Please let us know your surgery date when you have one. I will pray for you, too.
The doctor who took care of the removal of the styloid was Associate Professor Popov, a specialist oncologist ears nose throat. Practices at the University Hospital of Oncology Sofia - Bulgaria.
The surgery will be on June 8, 2022.
Thanks for the kind words!
Hi Neli - Thank you so much for the information. I’ll add him to our doctors list. Please let us know how you are doing after you have your surgery. Recovery can take awhile so don’t be worried if you still feel symptoms even for several months afterward. We are here for you whenever you need encouragement or have questions.