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A 21-year-old female asked:

Wondering about vagoglossopharangeal neuralgia? do patients ever report symptoms v similar to stable angina/heart conditions but neg cardiac work-ups and clear arteries?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
GPN: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (gpn) is also called vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia. It is characterized by brief but intense pain on one side of the throat, which may radiate within the mouth or into the ear. Attacks are described as sharp, stabbing or burning in quality. They may occur spontaneously or be provoked by talking, chewing, swallowing, coughing and yawning. It can mimick angina pain.
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Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Unusual: It would be unusual for this to cause chest pain. Usually it involves areas like the throat, ear, jaw, etc. I have, however, seen cases of chest pain caused by pinched nerves in the spine. I would consider an MRI of the spine if cardiac workup is negative.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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