Carlos M. Ordás

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OBJECTIVE Epicrania fugax (EF) is a primary headache of recent description. We aimed to report 19 new cases of EF, and thus contribute to the characterization of this emerging headache. BACKGROUND EF is characterized by painful paroxysms starting in a particular area of the head, and rapidly radiating forwards or backwards through the territories of(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of hemifacial spasm (HFS) during an episode of migraine has been seldom reported. Here we describe three new cases presenting with HFS in association with migraine attacks. CASE RESULTS Three patients (one woman and two men, aged 31-36 years) developed HFS in close temporal relationship with migraine headaches. All of them(More)
INTRODUCTION Intermittent fever has been occasionally related to migraine, either as a migraine equivalent or as a migraine accompaniment. We present a case of recurrent increase in body temperature consistently associated with migraine headaches. METHODS A 15-year-old girl reported a 3-year lasting history of migraine without aura, with a feeling of(More)
Symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia due to a brainstem infarction is said to be rare. However, facial pain is not uncommon in Wallenberg’s syndrome. Facial pain related to a Wallenberg’s syndrome may be either persistent of intermittent, and occasionally occurs in brief attacks. Here, we report a patient with a right lateral medullary infarction who started(More)
7. Gorson KC, Ropper AH, Muriello MA, Blair R. Prospective evaluation of MRI lumbosacral nerve root enhancement in acute Guillain—Barré syndrome. Neurology. 1996;47:813—7. 8. Vara-Castrodeza A, Tola-Arribas MA, Mendo-González M. Síndrome de Guillain—Barré: hallazgos por resonancia magnética en presentación clínica atípica. Rev Neurol. 2003;36:596—7. 9.(More)
OBJECTIVE We aim to report 4 patients with brief pain paroxysms whose clinical features remind of typical epicrania fugax (EF), except for the direction along a transverse trajectory. BACKGROUND EF has been defined as a brief paroxysmal head pain, with stabbing quality, describing a linear or zig-zag trajectory across the surface of one hemicranium. (More)
INTRODUCTION When a patient is diagnosed with primary headache or craniofacial neuralgia in the emergency department or in primary care, and is referred to a neurologist due to the complexity of the case, it is useful to know whether additional examination should be sought and the priority (urgent, preferential or normal) with which the patient should be(More)
from country to country. Some of the confusion arises from the way the term ‘brain death’, as defined by the Harvard criteria published in 1968, has been translated in Spanish. We are fully aware of the neuroanatomical differences between whole brain death, brainstem death, and neocortical or cerebral death. The first two definitions of death (based on(More)