Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia is rare. The diagnosis is not difficult and treatment is only surgical. The cervical approach is the best for the condition. We have had no recurrences so far during 1 to 2 years followup. Excision of tonsils and/or elongated styloid process gives only temporary relief and a long followup proves that neurectomy is the solution to the problem. Wilson's transtonsillar approach is an inadequate procedure. © 1978 Association of Otolaryngologists of India.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rege, SR; Ingle, MV; Prabhu, VS; Borkar, DM

Published Date

  • March 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 25

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0973-7707

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-5421

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02992049

Citation Source

  • Scopus