Responsiveness of short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing to hypothalamic deep brain stimulation

Case report

Mark K. Lyons, David William Dodick, Virgilio Gerald H Evidente

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

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Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
SUNCT Syndrome
Primary Headache Disorders
Posterior Hypothalamus
Deep Brain Stimulation
Headache
Injections
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Headache
  • Hypothalamus
  • SUNCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Responsiveness of short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing to hypothalamic deep brain stimulation : Case report. / Lyons, Mark K.; Dodick, David William; Evidente, Virgilio Gerald H.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 110, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 279-281.

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