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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia after resection of a glossopharyngeal schwannoma


Lassen, C L; Kleinjung, T; Strutz, J; Graf, B M; Wiese, C H R (2011). Glossopharyngeal neuralgia after resection of a glossopharyngeal schwannoma. Schmerz (Berlin, Germany), 25(1):89-92.

Abstract

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare condition and the origin is mostly idiopathic. Causes of symptomatic glossopharyngeal neuralgia can be tumors, infarction or trauma. We report the case of a 28-year-old patient who developed glossopharyngeal neuralgia after resection of a glossopharyngeal schwannoma, which is an extremely rare tumor. Treatment consisted of orally administered pregabalin and a series of injections of buprenorphine in the superior cervical ganglion (ganglionic local opioid application/analgesia, GLOA) which led to a substantial decrease in the frequency of pain attacks. This improvement was maintained at 1-year follow-up. This is the first report of development of glossopharyngeal neuralgia after resection of a glossopharyngeal schwannoma.

Abstract

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare condition and the origin is mostly idiopathic. Causes of symptomatic glossopharyngeal neuralgia can be tumors, infarction or trauma. We report the case of a 28-year-old patient who developed glossopharyngeal neuralgia after resection of a glossopharyngeal schwannoma, which is an extremely rare tumor. Treatment consisted of orally administered pregabalin and a series of injections of buprenorphine in the superior cervical ganglion (ganglionic local opioid application/analgesia, GLOA) which led to a substantial decrease in the frequency of pain attacks. This improvement was maintained at 1-year follow-up. This is the first report of development of glossopharyngeal neuralgia after resection of a glossopharyngeal schwannoma.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:February 2011
Deposited On:28 Dec 2011 09:07
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:18
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0932-433X
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00482-010-1007-y
Official URL:http://www.springerlink.com/content/h36266824806h212/fulltext.pdf
PubMed ID:21181418

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