Below is a link to a YouTube video which discusses & partially shows the decompression of IJV compression in a person who has Eagle Syndrome. In this case, the elongated styloid process was not at fault for the compression. I am providing this information because we’ve had several members who have had IJV compression which was assumed to be caused by styloid elongation, but in the end, the cause of the problem had another source, & thus, styloid removal did not allow the IJV to re-open.
If you have been diagnosed with IJV compression, it may be worthwhile to visit a vascular surgeon/neurosurgeon as well an ENT or Head/Neck surgeon to try to ascertain the cause of your vascular compression prior ES surgery. In some cases, the true situation won’t be visible until the patient’s neck is opened & the IJV can be seen & cause of constriction assessed. Additionally, I now believe it is a good idea to consider having a vascular &/or neurosurgeon work alongside an ENT or Head/Neck surgeon in cases of vascular ES where styloid impingement isn’t clearly the problem.
WARNING - The video contains graphic visual information as well as a verbal description of the surgery. It’s about 8 min. long.
Thank you to @TheDude for sending us another VERY HELPFUL link.