glossopharyngeal neuralgia(redirected from glossopharyngeal tic)
pain in a nerve or along the course of one or more nerves, usually consisting of a sharp, spasmlike pain that may recur at intervals. It is caused by inflammation of or injury to a nerve or group of nerves. Inflammation of a nerve, or neuritis, may affect different parts of the body, depending upon the location of the nerve. Two common types of neuralgia are that of the trigeminal nerve (see tic douloureux) and that of the sciatic nerve (see sciatica). adj., adj neural´gic.
neuralgia facia´lis ve´ra Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Fothergill's neuralgia tic douloureux (trigeminal neuralgia).
geniculate neuralgia Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
glossopharyngeal neuralgia that affecting the petrosal and jugular ganglion of the glossopharyngeal nerve, marked by severe paroxysmal pain originating on the side of the throat and extending to the ear.
Hunt's neuralgia Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
idiopathic neuralgia neuralgia of unknown etiology, not accompanied by any structural change.
intercostal neuralgia neuralgia of the intercostal nerves, causing pain in the side.
mammary neuralgia neuralgic pain in the breast.
Morton's neuralgia tenderness or pain in the metatarsal area of the foot and in the third and fourth toes caused by pressure on a neuroma of the branch of the medial plantar nerve supplying these toes. The neuroma is produced by chronic compression of the nerve between the metatarsal heads. Called also Morton's foot or toe.
nasociliary neuralgia pain in the eyes, brow, and root of the nose.
postherpetic neuralgia persistent burning pain and tingling along the distribution of a cutaneous nerve following an attack of herpes zoster.
trifacial neuralgia (trigeminal neuralgia) tic douloureux.
paroxysmal lancinating pain in the throat or palate.
Synonym(s): glossopharyngeal tic
a disorder of unknown origin characterized by recurrent attacks of severe pain in the back of the pharynx, the tonsils, the base of the tongue, and the middle ear. It tends to affect more men than women, with an onset after 40 years of age. Attacks lasting from a few seconds to minutes may be triggered by swallowing. The symptoms may be similar to those of trigeminal neuralgia. Treatment is usually pharmaceutic, but surgery may be recommended to sever involved nerve tracts.
Sharp recurrent pain deep in the throat that extends to the area around the tonsils and possibly the ear. It is triggered by swallowing or chewing.
Mentioned in: Neuralgia
glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al neu·ral·gi·a(glosō-fă-rinjē-ăl nūr-aljē-ă)
Paroxysmal lancinating pain in throat or palate.