J Clin Neurol.  2006 Mar;2(1):70-73. 10.3988/jcn.2006.2.1.70.

Cluster-like Headache Secondary to Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. kimmanho@snu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Neurology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Cluster headache (CH) is considered a primary headache syndrome. However, symptomatic cases that resemble CH have also been reported. A patient with cerebral venous thrombosis presented with ipsilateral frontal pain accompanied by ophthalmoparesis, nasal congestion, and lacrimation. The patient's headache showed a dramatic response to oxygen. He experienced no further cluster-like headaches after treatment with an anticoagulant. This case suggests the possible role of venous stasis of the cavernous sinus in cluster-like headache.

Keyword

Cluster-like headache; Cerebral venous thrombosis; Venous stasis

MeSH Terms

Cavernous Sinus
Cluster Headache
Estrogens, Conjugated (USP)
Headache Disorders
Headache*
Humans
Ophthalmoplegia
Oxygen
Venous Thrombosis*
Estrogens, Conjugated (USP)
Oxygen
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