Pain in tonsillar fossa and upper neck is characteristic of? – ENT MCQ

Pain in tonsillar fossa and upper neck is characteristic of?
A. Eagle’s syndrome
B. Apert’s syndrome
C. Sickler’s syndrome
D. Usher’s syndrome

Correct answer : A. Eagle’s syndrome

Eagle's syndromeEagle’s syndrome – bilateral ossification of stylohyoid ligaments

  • Eagle’s syndrome is characterised by pain in tonsillar fossa and upper neck.
  • Pain radiates of ipsilateral ear.
  • There is aggravation of pain on swallowing.
  • It is caused by calcification of stylohyoid ligament / elongation of styloid process.

Ref: Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat by P.L. Dhingra, 5th edition, p287.
Image credits: Kirchhoff G, Kirchhoff C, Buhmann S, Kanz KG, Lenz M, Vogel T, Kichhoff RM. A rare differential diagnosis to occupational neck pain: bilateral stylohyoid syndrome. J Occup Med Toxicol. 1, 14. 2006. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. http://www.occup-med.com/content/1/1/14

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