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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia with cardiac syncope.
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PMID:  7708169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia is an uncommon craniofacial pain syndrome that is occasionally associated with cardiac syncope. Involvement of the glossopharyngeal nerve may be painless or may be marked by true episodic neuralgia, and this justifies the term neuralgia reported here. We present 5 cases of this uncommon syndrome, of a total of 15 observed cases of glossopharyngeal neuralgia, successfully treated by section of the rootlets of Cranial Nerves IX and X or by microvascular decompression in the posterior cranial fossa. We also analyze the relevant literature and discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of the syndrome.
L Ferrante; M Artico; B Nardacci; B Fraioli; F Cosentino; A Fortuna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-09     Completed Date:  1995-05-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-63; discussion 63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cranial Fossa, Posterior / innervation
Facial Neuralgia / complications*,  etiology,  surgery
Glossopharyngeal Nerve* / surgery
Heart / innervation
Microsurgery / methods
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*,  etiology,  surgery
Spinal Nerve Roots / surgery
Syncope / etiology*,  surgery
Vagus Nerve / surgery

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