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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007 Dec;65(4B):1233-6.

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia with syncope as a sign of neck cancer recurrence.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. reinaldo_ribeiro@yahoo.com.br

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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia with syncope as a sign of neck cancer is a very rare condition. A review of the literature revealed only 29 cases formerly reported. We present the first Brazilian case of such association. A 68-year-old man presented with paroxysmal excruciating pain over the right side of the neck, sometimes followed by syncope. Given the suspicion of recurrent tumor from a previously treated neck malignancy, a computed tomography scan was performed and a right parapharyngeal tumor was shown. Pain and syncope were successfully controlled with carbamazepine and the patient underwent palliative radiotherapy.

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