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REVIEW ARTICLE (SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF A SUBJECT)
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

An uncommonly common: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia


1 Department of Anaesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 JPNA Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
P M Singh
Department of Anaesthesia, JPNA Trauma Centre, Room No - 48, Hostel No- 7, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.107662

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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a relatively rare condition characterized by severe, paroxysmal episodes of pain localized to the external ear canal, the base of the tongue, the tonsil or the area beneath the angle of the jaw. This pain is many a times confused with Trigeminal Neuralgia and mistreated. There are various diagnostic and management dilemmas which are herein addressed in this review.


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