DAVID RIESMAN, M.D., SC.D., F.A.C.P.
In a recent article Hoover and Poppen1 call renewed attention to tic douloureaux involving the glossopharyngeal nerve. They report two cases of their own and collect a number of others recorded in the literature. The pain is of the same nature as that of tic douloureaux except that it is located at the base of the tongue and in the back of the throat instead of in the face.
Medical treatment is not very effective—it consists chiefly of the inhalations of from 15 to 30 drops of trichlorethylene three or four times a day. Such treatment frequently stops the pain
RIESMAN D. GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NEURALGIA DUE TO AN IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1889–1890. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-12-1889
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