13.2.2.2 Idiopathic painful glossopharyngeal neuropathy

Description:

Unilateral continuous or near-continuous pain, with or without superimposed brief paroxysms, in the distribution(s) of the glossopharyngeal nerve and of unknown aetiology.

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. Unilateral continuous or near-continuous pain1 in the distribution of the glossopharyngeal nerve
  2. No cause has been identified
  3. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.
Note:

Brief paroxysms may be superimposed, but are not the predominant pain type.