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We describe the case of a patient with symptomatic strictly unilateral paroxysmal headache mimicking cluster headache related to an ipsilateral forehead lipoma. Interestingly, immediately after the surgical excision of the lipoma pain attacks disappeared with no recurrence during a follow-up period of 18 months. Like other descriptions of cluster-like(More)
PURPOSE To ascertain the annual incidence rate and the clinical features, other than visual outcome, of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in Parma, northern Italy. METHODS Neurologic care of people living in the Parma area is entirely provided by one private and two public hospitals. Medical records related to IIH were retrospectively reviewed(More)
Migraine is a chronic disorder with complex pathophysiology involving both neuronal and vascular mechanisms. Migraine is associated with an increased risk of vascular disorders, such as stroke and coronary heart disease. Obesity and diabetes are metabolic disorders with a complex association with migraine. Insulin resistance, which represents the main(More)
We applied the International Headache Society (IHS) classification coding parameters to a study population of 652 cluster headache (CH) patients, in order to determine how many patients did not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for group 3.1 and to find out any diagnostic elements that could be changed in the upcoming revision of the classification to make it(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE, BACKGROUND, AND METHODS: Ever since it was proposed by Ekbom and Kugelberg back in 1968 on the basis of the different location of head pain during attacks, the differentiation of cluster headache into an upper syndrome (US) and a lower syndrome (LS) has been regarded as a purely academic distinction. To evaluate whether this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and clinical features of transient visual disturbances (TVDs) during migraine without aura (MO) attacks and to point out any similarities with the disturbances listed among the diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society (IHS) classification for migraine with aura (MA). METHODS We studied a sample of 191(More)
In order to investigate the prevalence of migraine with aura (MA) attacks according to the criteria set by the International Headache Society (IHS) for diagnosis down to the three-digit level of classification, and to determine the recurrence and possible variability of MA attacks over time, we conducted a 6-15-month-long prospective study on 64 MA patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To better define a possible genetic basis for migraine with aura (MWA). METHODS We investigated the familial occurrence of migraine with aura in a sample of (MWA) subjects recruited from an epidemiologic study of migraine with aura involving the general population. The sample with migraine with aura (n = 26) was selected out of a total of 1392(More)
For an accurate description of the clinical features of the headache phase in migraine with aura (MA) attacks, we thought it useful to conduct a prospective study of consecutively referred MA patients seeking treatment at the Headache Centre of the University of Parma Institute of Neurology. The case series included 32 patients (22 women and 10 men). At the(More)
Based on recent data about the association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and migraine, we performed an observational study on the occurrence of RLS in patients affected by primary headaches. Two hundred headache patients (149 women and 51 men) and 120 (90 women and 30 men) sex-and age-matched control subjects were included. In the headache group,(More)