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JRSBRT 7.1, p. 85-87


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Successful frameless radiosurgery for glossopharyngeal neuralgia — Case report
Evan Chua, Conrad T. Pappas and Allan Y. Chen

Idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is a rare disorder of the ninth cranial nerve characterized by severe paroxysmal pain affecting the ear, tongue and throat. Frame-based radiosurgery (SRS) has been shown to be an effective option. We report the first successful pain alleviation by frameless SRS in a GPN patient that failed both medical and surgical interventions.

Keywords: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia, radiosurgery, frameless image-guided radiosurgery

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