Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is characterized by pain similar to that of
trigeminal neuralgia but originating in the posterolateral pharynx and ipsilateral
ear in the distribution of the glossopharyngeal nerve.
It can be associated sometimes with brief cardiac slowing or arrest during
Carbamazepine is the drug of choice. If this fails surgical sectioning
of the glossopharyngeal nerve roots in the post fossa may be indicated.