What is the role of nervus intermedius neuralgia in the etiology of facial pain and headache?

Updated: Jan 29, 2020
  • Author: Tejas Raval, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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This is a lancinating pain in the somatosensory branch of the seventh cranial nerve. The pain is a deep pain in the external auditory canal triggered by stimulation of the canal or by swallowing or talking. Medical management is similar to that for trigeminal neuralgia. [29]


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