Am J Rhinol. Mar-Apr;12(2) Sluder's sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia--treatment with 88% phenol. Puig CM(1), Driscoll CL, Kern EB. All structured data from the main, property and lexeme namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; text in the other namespaces is  Missing: s ‎| ‎Must include: ‎s. A pain syndrome originally described by Sluder as a symptom complex The sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is a type of headache or.


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He stated sluder s neuralgia treatment directed at the ganglion successfully alleviated these symptoms. Over the last 90 years several reports have described sluder s neuralgia as having sphenopalatine neuralgia and have directed treatment at the ganglion.

Oxygen may also be used to control acute attacks of pain, and is effective in two-thirds of sufferers.

What is Sluder's neuralgia?

However, approximately one-tenth of sufferers develop intolerable side effects or severe pain refractory to medications. Destructive interventions that involve harming the petrosal nerve, include percutaneous radiofrequency or glycerol rhizotomy.

These surgeries are identical to those for trigeminal neuralgia. Between 50 and 70 percent achieve immediate pain relief and 10 to 30 percent are capable of improved pain control following radiofrequency rhizotomy.

Alliteratively, microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve with or without partial cutting of the nervus intermedius offers a non-destructive surgical treatment for cluster headache.

Approximately half of cluster headache sufferers attain good long-term control of their headache following this procedure. Return to sluder s neuralgia Geniculate Neuralgia Geniculate Neuralgia Sluder s neuralgiaalso called nervus intermedius neuralgia, is a rare disorder that involves severe pain deep in the ear, that may spread to the ear canal, outer ear, mastoid or eye regions.

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GN may also occur in combination with trigeminal or glossopharyngeal neuralgia. The pain of GN is sharp, shooting or burning and can last for hours. Painful attacks can be triggered by cold, noise, swallowing or touch, but triggers are usually very unique to the sufferer.

Other related symptoms that may be experienced include increased salivation, bitter taste, tinnitus and vertigo. This disorder usually occurs in young to middle-aged adults, and more commonly in women.

In sufferers of GN, sluder s neuralgia sent along sluder s neuralgia nerves are altered and interpreted by the geniculate ganglion a structure in the brain as GN pain.

GN may also develop following herpes zoster oticus Ramsey Hunt syndromewhere cold sores occur on the ear drum or ear.

This may also be associated with facial paresis weaknesstinnitus, vertigo and deafness. GN usually cannot be treated with medications.

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Return to top Sphenopalatine Neuralgia Also known as Sluder's neuralgia, this facial pain disorder is characterized by unilateral headache behind the eyes with pain in the upper jaw or soft palate, with occasional sluder s neuralgia in the back of the nose, the teeth, the sluder s neuralgia, the occiput, or the neck.

Sphenopalatine neuralgia must be distinguished from cluster headache, although both are characterized by similar symptoms.


Sluder's neuralgia, however, involves pain that is longer in duration, with inflamed nasal mucosa on the involved side.

This disorder is more common in women 2: Sluder s neuralgia therapy for sinus decongestion can alleviate symptoms. On rare occasions, sinus surgery may even be required. The goal is to create as much room as possible to prevent any nerve compression when mucosal swelling occurs.

In rare cases, there are less invasive options that can be sluder s neuralgia as well injectionsthough again, usually only temporary in duration months at best; weeks more commonly. We no longer offer this option given how transient the relief is.

A common question I hear is WHY did this headache occur now since a deviated septum or septal spur probably has been present for years even before the headaches started.

There is no good answer to this question.