Symptoms of nervus intermedius neuralgia
How does nervus intermedius neuralgia present?
This neuralgia is secondary to dysfunction of the nervus intermedius division of the facial nerve.
The etiology could be viral, inflammatory, or vascular compression.
When herpes zoster affects the nerve it is called Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
The latter usually has a constant ear pain with superimposed paroxysmal pain.
There are often vesicles in the external canal and/or on the tympanic membrane during the acute phase.