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Glossopharyngeal 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0016

Series: What Do I Do Now

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (ninth cranial nerve) presents with severe, brief, stabbing, recurrent pain in the back of the throat and tongue, the tonsils, and part of the ear. Secondary causes must be excluded and treatment focuses on polypharmacy.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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