Gasserian ganglion

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Related to Gasserian ganglion: geniculate ganglion, Meckel's cave
(Anat.) a large ganglion, at the root of the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve.

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It is surrounded by various clinically significant structures, including the cochlea, middle ear, eustachian tube, gasserian ganglion, geniculate ganglion, greater superficial petrosal nerve, and jugular fossa.
There was one report each of PRF application to Gasserian ganglion (25), sphenopalatine ganglion (26) and glossopharyngeal nerve (27).
Peripheral or central damage to the trigeminal nerve is a relatively common occurrence, whether due to cerebrovascular disease, viral infections (such as varicella-zoster), idiopathic Bell palsy, or surgical ablation of the Gasserian ganglion to treat neuralgic pain.