Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases


Cranial Nerve IX Diseases

Cranial Nerve IX Disorders

Glossopharyngeal Motor Neuropathies

Glossopharyngeal Motor Neuropathy

Glossopharyngeal Nerve Disease

Glossopharyngeal Nerve Sensory Neuropathy

Glossopharyngeal Nerve Taste Disorder

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgias

Motor Neuropathies, Glossopharyngeal

Motor Neuropathy, Glossopharyngeal

Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal

Neuralgias, Glossopharyngeal

Ninth Cranial Nerve Diseases

Sensory Neuropathy, Glossopharyngeal Nerve

Taste Disorder, Glossopharyngeal Nerve

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)