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MRI of glossopharyngeal neuralgia caused by neurovascular compression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18647935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is rare but causes severe pain. We retrospectively evaluated preoperative MR images of patients with glossopharyngeal neuralgia caused by neurovascular compression.
CONCLUSION: MRI may be beneficial in patients with glossopharyngeal neuralgia and an offending compressing artery. If the offending vessel was the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), a loop formation at the supraolivary fossette was always seen, whereas if it was the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA), glossopharyngeal neuralgia was difficult to diagnose before surgery.
Akio Hiwatashi; Toshio Matsushima; Takashi Yoshiura; Atsuo Tanaka; Tomoyuki Noguchi; Osamu Togao; Koji Yamashita; Hiroshi Honda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  191     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-23     Completed Date:  2008-08-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  578-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Decompression, Surgical
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use
Glossopharyngeal Nerve*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*,  surgery
Neuralgia / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  surgery
Statistics, Nonparametric
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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