The trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs), including cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania and SUNCT, are characterized by the cardinal combination of short-lasting unilateral pain and autonomic phenomena affecting the head. Hemicrania continua (HC) shares many clinical characteristics with TACs, including unilateral pain and ipsilateral autonomic features. Nevertheless, HC is separately classified in the revised International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II). Here, we describe the case of a 45-year-old man presenting an unusual concurrence of different forms of primary headaches associated with autonomic signs, including subsequently ipsilateral cluster headache, SUNCT and HC. This report supports the theory that common mechanisms could be involved in pathophysiology of different primary headache syndromes.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||THE JOURNAL OF HEADACHE AND PAIN|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Cosentino, G., Fierro, B., Brighina, F., Puma, A. R., & Talamanca, S. (2010). Different forms of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias in the same patient: description of a case. THE JOURNAL OF HEADACHE AND PAIN, 11, 281-284.