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Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia 

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
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Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Author(s):

Tabitha A. Washington

, Khalilah Brown

, and Gilbert Fanciullo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0016
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date: 18 August 2019

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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