Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Geniculate Neuralgia)

Tabitha A. Washington, Khalilah Brown and Gilbert Fanciullo

in Pain

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827602
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322909 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Geniculate Neuralgia)

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Ramsay- Hunt Syndrome is a rare entity that was first described in the early 1907 by James Ramsay Hunt. There are three Ramsay-Hunt Syndromes that vary dramatically from one another with the only similarity being that they were described by the same person. In this article, we will discuss Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type II, commonly known as herpes zoster oticus and is accompanied by a peripheral facial palsy. It is the second most common cause of atraumatic peripheral facial nerve palsy.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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