Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases (Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia)

Diseases of the ninth cranial (glossopharyngeal) nerve or its nuclei in the medulla. The nerve may be injured by diseases affecting the lower brain stem, floor of the posterior fossa, jugular foramen, or the nerve's extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include loss of sensation from the pharynx, decreased salivation, and syncope. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia refers to a condition that features recurrent unilateral sharp pain in the tongue, angle of the jaw, external auditory meatus and throat that may be associated with SYNCOPE. Episodes may be triggered by cough, sneeze, swallowing, or pressure on the tragus of the ear. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1390)
Also Known As:
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia; Cranial Nerve IX Disorders; Glossopharyngeal Motor Neuropathy; Glossopharyngeal Nerve Sensory Neuropathy; Glossopharyngeal Nerve Taste Disorder; Sensory Neuropathy, Glossopharyngeal Nerve; Taste Disorder, Glossopharyngeal Nerve; Glossopharyngeal Motor Neuropathies; Glossopharyngeal Nerve Disease; Glossopharyngeal Neuralgias; Motor Neuropathies, Glossopharyngeal; Motor Neuropathy, Glossopharyngeal; Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal; Neuralgias, Glossopharyngeal; Cranial Nerve IX Diseases; Ninth Cranial Nerve Diseases
Networked: 115 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 5 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Hemifacial Spasm
2. Pain (Aches)
3. Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
4. Tinnitus
5. Vertigo (Positional Vertigo)


1. Matsushima, Toshio: 4 articles (06/2010 - 12/2003)
2. Inoue, Tooru: 3 articles (06/2010 - 12/2003)
3. Masuoka, Jun: 2 articles (06/2010 - 03/2010)
4. Mineta, Toshihiro: 2 articles (06/2010 - 03/2010)
5. Kawashima, Masatou: 2 articles (06/2010 - 03/2010)
6. Fan, Zhong: 2 articles (02/2010 - 05/2005)
7. Sarma, Deepika R K: 1 article (12/2015)
8. Meigh, Kristin: 1 article (12/2015)
9. Crammond, Donald: 1 article (12/2015)
10. Shankar, Preethi: 1 article (12/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases:
1. Glycerol (Glycerine)FDA LinkGeneric
2. N-Methylaspartate (NMDA)IBA
3. KetamineFDA LinkGeneric
4. Clonazepam (Rivotril)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Eagle syndromeIBA
7. gabapentin (Neurontin)FDA LinkGeneric
8. tebufenozide (Mimic)IBA
9. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA
10. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Decompression
2. Electrocoagulation (Electrocautery)
3. Rhizotomy
4. Surgical Decompression
5. Nerve Block (Nerve Blocks)