Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.9(4) : 493-498, 1990
The elongated styloid process is not uncommon, but only a few of these patients are symptomatic. This syndrome was first described by Eagle in 1937, and caused by abnormal long styloid process and ossification of stylohyoid ligament. But, the pathogenesis of elongation of styloid process is uncleear. Recently, the authors have experienced three cases of styloid syndrome. Under the general anesthesia, elongated styloid process were resected via intraoral approach. Postoperative course was uneventful and the symptoms were relieved in two cases, but in one case the symptom was recurred in three months after operation.