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Surgical management for glossopharyngeal neuralgia associated with cardiac syncope: two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18071988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with glossopharyngeal neuralgia associated with cardiac syncope were treated with temporary cardiac pacemakers for cardiac syncope and then microvascular decompression. The offending arteries were the posterior inferior cerebellar artery in one patient and the anterior inferior cerebellar artery in the other. The offending arteries were attached to the glossopharyngeal nerve and the vagal nerve at the root entry zones. After surgery, the patients were free from neuralgia and cardiac syncope did not occur after the pacemakers were extracted. Implantation of a temporary cardiac pacemaker in the perioperative period ensures safe microvascular decompression.
T Esaki; H Osada; Y Nakao; T Yamamoto; M Maeda; T Miyazaki; M Sumiyoshi; K Mori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-11     Completed Date:  2008-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  599-602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods
Cerebral Arteries / surgery*
Decompression, Surgical / methods
Electrocardiography / methods
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases / complications,  surgery*
Microsurgery / methods
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications,  surgery*
Neuralgia / complications,  surgery*
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
Pacemaker, Artificial
Syncope / complications,  surgery*
Vagus Nerve Diseases / complications,  surgery*

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