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Case Report

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia: Case Report

Sergio Neto1,*, Kleber Duarte2, Guilherme Alves Lepski2, Leonardo Moura1, Nilton Caetano da Rosa3 and Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira1,2
1Division of Neurosurgery, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2Division Functional Neurosurgery, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
3Division of Surgical Oncology, International Research Center, A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil
Corresponding Author : Neto S, Division of Neurosurgery
University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine. Sao Paulo
Brazil. Address: Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar Street
255-5th Floor, Zipcode: 05403-000-São Paulo. Brazil
Tel: 55 11 3091-3116
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 18, 2015 Accepted: October 27, 2015 Published: October 30, 2015
Citation: Neto S, Duarte K, Lepski GA, Moura L, da Rosa NC, et al. (2015) Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia: Case Report. J Pain Relief 4:205. doi:10.4172/21670846.1000205
Copyright: © 2015 Neto S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is an unusual cause of facial pain, corresponding to approximately 0.2-1.3%. Patients usually presents with facial pain associated with daily life activities (cough, swallow) and in severe cases with syncop. Epidemiology of the pathology demonstrates controversy about the predominance of the male, being consensus from patients over 50 years. We present a case report of a 51 patient diagnosed and treats for this rare disease with good outcome.