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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia caused by an underlying disease.

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. Recurrent paroxysms of unilateral pain fulfilling criteria for 13.2.1 Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  2. An underlying disease has been demonstrated known to be able to cause, and explaining, the neuralgia1.

There are single reports of Secondary glossopharyngeal neuralgia caused by neck trauma, multiple sclerosis, tonsillar or regional tumours, cerebello-pontine angle tumours, and Arnold-Chiari malformation.