An uncommonly common: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2013 Jan;16(1):1-8. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.107662.


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.

Keywords: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia; glossopharyngeal neuralgia; stylalgia.