Nervus intermedins neuralgia: A case report

Rui Figueiredo, Eduardo Vazquez-Delgado, Jeffrey P. Okeson, Cosme Gay-Escoda

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Nervus intermedius neuralgia (NIN) is an uncommon disorder that affects a sensory branch of the facial nerve. This condition usually provokes a very intense and stabbing pain localized in the depth of the ear canal. Due to the close anatomical proximity, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pathologies should be included in the differential diagnosis. The treatment of NIN has not been established, although it seems reasonable that the therapeutic approaches used in other more common craniofacial neuralgias, such as trigeminal neuralgia, should be effective. In this paper, the authors present a case report of a female patient diagnosed with NIN who was successfully managed with pharmacological treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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