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A case of vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia caused by choroid plexus

 Department of Neurosurgery, Kent Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Ali Akay,
Kent Hospital, 8229/1 Sokak No: 56 35630 Çiğli, İzmir
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Vascular compression has been reported to be the most common reason for vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia (VGN). The treatment may include medications, ganglion blockade with a radiofrequency ablation, and microvascular decompression (MVD). A review of the literature reveals that VGN may develop due to choroid plexus compression, and the number of reported cases is very limited. The current case is the fifth in the relevant literature. In this paper, choroid plexus compression has been shown intraoperatively during the treatment of rare idiopathic VGN using MVD. Complaints of the patient have been resolved following the choroid plexus excision.

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