Geniculate neuralgia

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Geniculate neuralgia
ICD-10 G51.1

Geniculate neuralgia (or geniculate ganglionitis), also known as nervus intermedius neuralgia, is an extremely rare pain condition with shock-like pains in the ear - or the nervus intermedius which is the somatic sensory branch of the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII). The condition is similar to trigeminal neuralgia (Tic Douloureux) and often mis-daignosed as Tic except the pain is limited to the ear. Surgical options are more complex than that for Tic as the surgeon attempts to cut the nerve versus compressing it.



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