Carotid stent fracture from stylocarotid syndrome

Jeffrey D. Hooker, David A. Joyner, Edward P. Farley, Majid Khan

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Eagle syndrome is a rare condition resulting from elongation of the temporal styloid process or calcification of its associated stylohyoid ligaments. Although usually presenting with pain or odynophagia, Eagle syndrome has been reported to cause a multitude of neurologic symptoms or vascular complications, some of which can be life-threatening. We present a case in which an endovascularly placed internal carotid artery stent in close proximity to a calcified stylohyoid ligament resulted in stent fracture with subsequent stent and vessel occlusion. We review and discuss the presentation, diagnosis, etiology, complications and treatment options of the syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2016


  • CT
  • Carotid stent
  • Eagle syndrome
  • Stent fracture
  • Stylocarotid syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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