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2021 May 10

J Neurosurg Case Lessons



Paroxysmal otalgia treated with microvascular decompression of the intermediate nerve: illustrative case.


Witters L, Lukes A, Menovsky T
J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2021 May 10; 1(19):CASE2155.
PMID: 35854834.


Intermediate nerve neuralgia is a rare type of cranial neuralgia that causes clinical, therapeutic, and diagnostic challenges. Studies have described pharmacological and surgical treatment options. Surgical treatment ranges from sectioning of neural structures to microvascular decompression. Given the rareness of the disease, there are no clear recommendations concerning treatment.