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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.

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