Tratamento cirúrgico por abordagem extraoral da síndrome do complexo estiloide – dois casos clínicos

Translated title of the contribution: Extraoral surgical approaches for stylohyoid complex syndrome treatment – two case reports

Ana Millán, Cátia Mateus, Pedro Gomes De Oliveira, José Maria Barros, David Pratas Vital, Paulo Valejo Coelho

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Abstract

The stylohyoid complex syndrome, also called Eagle syndrome, is a cause of orofacial pain due to an elongation of the styloid process, mineralization of the stylohyoid ligament or elongation of the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone. These pathologic conditions result in reduced mobility of the stylohyoid complex, causing irritation of the surrounding cervical structures upon cervical movements. The primary treatment of this syndrome is medical. If this approach does not provide a satisfactory outcome, the surgeon should proceed to surgical treatment by total or partial styloidectomy. The surgical approach can be intra or extraoral, and morbidity is mainly related to the complex structures near the styloid process. In this paper, we present two cases of stylohyoid complex syndrome treated by styloidectomy. We used a lateral cervicotomy approach on one patient and a modified preauricular approach on the other.

Translated title of the contributionExtraoral surgical approaches for stylohyoid complex syndrome treatment – two case reports
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)216-222
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentaria e Cirurgia Maxilofacial
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Elongated styloid process syndrome
  • Facial pain
  • Internal carotid artery
  • Orofacial pain
  • Syncope Eagle’s syndrome

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