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J Kor Soc Ster Func Neurosurg. 2017 13(1): 15-19
ⓒ Journal of the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
The Treatment of Combined Trigeminal and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia by Rhizotomy : A Case Report
Sung Hyun Noh, MD1, Sang Sup Chung, MD, PhD2, Joo Pyung Kim, MD, PhD2
1Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea 2Department of Neurosurgery, Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea

Combined trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia, which is most often caused by vascular compression at the root entry zone of the cranial nerves, is an exceedingly rare cranial neuralgia. In our case, a 57-year-old woman underwent a rhizotomy for combined trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia in the absence of vascular compression. No recurrence was observed in follow-up examinations. We report an excellent clinical outcome and discuss the clinical presentation and surgical treatment.
Key words : Rhizotomy, Cranial neuralgia, Trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
중심단어 : Rhizotomy, Cranial neuralgia, Trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

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