Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) is a severe primary headache disorder that is often refractory to medical therapy. Although the pathogenesis of this and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias is not completely understood, ipsilateral activation of the posterior and inferior hypothalamus has been identified on functional imaging studies during attacks. The authors report on a case of SUNCT syndrome successfully treated with hypothalamic deep brain stimulation and discuss the current literature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of neurosurgery|
|State||Published - Feb 2009|
- Deep brain stimulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology