Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Evaluation

The evaluation of glossopharyngeal neuralgia begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with glossopharyngeal neuralgia may include:

  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia trigger points:
    • Areas around the lips, gums, or inside the mouth that, when touched, will trigger an attack of pain.

Tests that may be used to evaluate glossopharyngeal neuralgia include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia References
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