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||Nervus intermedius neuralgia [G51.80]
A rare disorder characterised by brief paroxysms of pain felt deeply in the auditory canal.
- Pain paroxysms of intermittent occurrence, lasting for seconds or minutes, in the depth of the ear
- Presence of a trigger area in the posterior wall of the auditory canal
- Not attributed to another disorder1
- Other causes, in particular a structural lesion, have been ruled out by history, physical examination and special investigations.
Disorders of lacrimation, salivation and/or taste sometimes accompany the pain. There is a common association with herpes zoster. In view of the sparse innervation of the affected area by the nervus intermedius some patients may have an otalgic variant of glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
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