Revista argentina de neurocirugía
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RINALDI, Mariano et al. Neuralgia del glosofaríngeo presentación de dos casos. Rev. argent. neurocir. [online]. 2009, vol.23, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1850-1532.
Objective. To present 2 cases of glossopharyngeal neuralgia treated by microvascular decompression. Description. Case one. 37-year- old male suffering pain in the posterior region of the left half of the tongue for 3 years. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia. We performed microvascular decompression with Teflon felt. The patient has improved however he is still under medication. Case two. 59-year-old female suffering pain in the posterior third of the left half of the tongue. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia. We performed microvascular decompression with Teflon. Symptoms completely disappeared. Conclusion. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is infrequent. It can be treated with microvascular decompression with good results.
Palabras clave : Decompression; Glossopharyngeal; Microvascular; Neuralgia; Retrosigmoid approach.