Reversible left hemispheric ischemia secondary to carotid compression in eagle syndrome: Surgical and CT angiographic correlation

W. C. Chuang, J. H. Short, Alexander M McKinney, L. Anker, B. Knoll, Z. J. McKinney, James Short

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Abstract

Symptoms of ipsilateral carotid artery compression secondary to an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament may be seen in Eagle syndrome. The patient will typically experience cervicofacial pain due to stimulation of the arterial nervous plexus. In addition, symptoms directly attributable to compression of the carotid artery may be seen, including visual symptoms and syncope. We report here the case of a patient who developed symptoms consistent with left hemispheric ischemia within 15 seconds of turning his head to the left. These symptoms were completely reversible on returning the head to the neutral position. No long-term sequelae were detected clinically or radiographically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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