Eagle’s syndrome, also known as elongated styloid process, is a condition that may be the source of craniofacial and cervical pain. It is known to occur when either the total length of the styloid process is longer than 25 mm or when stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligaments are ossified. Its incidence has been reported variably in literature (1.0–84.4 %).

The symptoms related to Eagle’s syndrome can be confused with those attributed to a wide variety of facial neuralgias and/or oral, dental and TMJ diseases but adequate history, proper clinical and radiological examination and sound knowledge of mimicking pathology can help in diagnosing the disease.