Case Report on Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Author : Suhaila Ahammed, Greeshma Rajesh, Mintu Augustine, Kabeer PK, Vishnu K

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare pain syndrome in the sensory distribution of the ninth cranial nerve known as glossopharyngeal nerve. GN is characterized by brief episodic unilateral pain with sharp and stabbing character, with abrupt onset and cessation. Usually occurs in patients above 45 years. Treatment of choice includes carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin and other membrane stabilizing agents. Here we report a case on glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

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