Glossopharyngeal neuralgia: a study of 6 cases

Ceylan S., Karakus A., Duru S., Baykal S., Koca O.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.20, no.3, pp.196-200, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01105564
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-200
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare disease. In this re port; six cases of glossopharyngeal neuralgia have been studied. At first, drug therapy was used in all of the 6 cases. In 2 of the 6 cases which were resistant to medical therapy intracranial section of the 9th nerve as well as the upper two rootlets of the 10th nerve were performed. This resolved the symptoms completely. One of these two cases, had, in addition to pain paroxyms, hypotension, bradycardia and syncope, which were controlled by temporary cardiac pacemaker.