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Intraoral nerve block for glossopharyngeal neuralgia


Glossopharyngeal neuralgia was treated by a new method of intraoral block. The procedure consists of block for the tonsillar branch and block of the lingual branch by the injection of 5% Phenol in Glycerin. This can be applied for neuralgia with a trigger zone around the tonsil. The result is quite satisfactory. This is extremely safe and simple, and can be performed repetitively when recurrences occur. Also, this procedure does not preclude later operations as a final step.

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Funasaka, S., Kodera, K. Intraoral nerve block for glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Arch Otorhinolaryngol 215, 311–315 (1977).

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  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Intraoral block
  • Simple and safe