Doctors helped a man from Ufa who lost consciousness when turning his head due to a rare illness

A 39-year-old resident of Ufa suffered from rare Eagle syndrome due to an abnormally large process of the temporal bone.

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus reported that doctors helped a man from Ufa who lost consciousness when turning his head due to a rare illness. He turned to doctors with a complaint about this problem, as well as other ailments. The patient was plagued by pain in the neck, spreading to the ear and throat, as well as high blood pressure and rapid pulse.

Using a CT scan, a megastyloid, the styloid process of the temporal bone, was discovered in the man. In the patient, it grew and began to irritate nearby nerves, which caused unfavorable symptoms.

“An operation was performed, during which surgeons made a small incision in the skin on the neck and removed the abnormally enlarged appendage,” the department informed.
After the operation, the loss of consciousness when turning the head stopped, and other negative symptoms also disappeared – the man returned to his normal life. normal life.

What is Eagle syndrome? Also known as stylohyoid syndrome, it is considered a rare disease. This is a pathology in which an abnormally enlarged bone process affects nerve, vascular and muscle structures. As a result, circulatory disorders in the brain occur, which lead to various unfavorable conditions, including dizziness, headaches, loss of consciousness, stroke.

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