Bilateral glossopharyngeal neuralgia after excision of a solitary cervico-medullary haemangioblastoma: Case report

Ch W. Wong, Y. Y. Wai, T. N. Lui, Ch N. Chang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)


A man presenting with sleep apnoea was found to have a haemangioblastoma at the cervico-medullary junction. The associated hydrocephalus and syringomyelia resolved after excision of the tumour. Postoperatively the patient developed transient bilateral glossopharyngeal neuralgia, presumably due to surgical damages to the tractus solitarius. To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case with transient bilateral glossopharyngeal neuralgia following resection of a haemangioblastoma of the cervico-medullary junction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • Arnold-Chiari deformity
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • haemangioblastoma
  • syringomyelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this