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The concept that headache might stem from the neck is old. The term "cervicogenic headache" was coined in 1983. A new content was then given to this concept: cervicogenic headache (CEH) is in principle a unilateral headache, generally starting in the neck and "spreading" forwards. A strict unilaterality--that is, absolutely no pain on the opposite side--is(More)
Thirty-two cluster headache patients and healthy controls (n = 16-20 for the various tests) were examined by means of a Whitaker pupillometer during pain-free intervals. Eye drops of the sympathomimetic agents tyramine, hydroxyamphetamine, and phenylephrine were instilled into the conjunctival sacs on separate occasions, and pupillary diameters recorded at(More)
Cervicogenic headache (CEH) is a headache, but its origin is in the neck. Recently, two cases of intracranial tumour, which unfortunately were originally diagnosed as CEH, were published. The authors felt that this sequence of events demonstrates the insufficiency of the current CEH criteria. We--on the other hand--feel strongly that, on the contrary, this(More)
Skull dimensions were measured on lateral skull radiographs in 33 adult patients with MRI-verified Chiari I malformations and in 40 controls. The posterior cranial fossa was significantly smaller and shallower in patients than in controls. In the patients, there was a positive correlation between posterior fossa size and the degree of the cerebellar(More)
A marked, left-sided segmental hyperhidrosis, verified by quantitative evaporimetry, corresponded to an area of dissociated sensory loss in 2 siblings (male 49 years old, female 47 years old). MRI scans of the head and whole cord demonstrated a Chiari type I malformation in both. In the male, there was a syrinx of the neck. The level of this did not(More)
STUDY DESIGN An anatomic study of the peripheral nerves innervating the occipital region. OBJECTIVES To study the topography of the extracranial occipital nerves, to define optimal locations for anesthetic nerve blockades, to provide guidelines to use with the suboccipital surgical approach, and to search for structures with putative pathogenetic(More)
Incomplete case finding is a problem in epidemiological studies of epilepsy. We tried to optimize case ascertainment by combining information from individual interviews and medical records. During 2 years, 1838 inhabitants of Vågå, Norway, aged 18-65 (88.6% of the target population) were interviewed as part of an epidemiological study of headache.(More)
The current criteria for cervicogenic headache (CEH) contain an anamnestic and a physical examination part. The latter consists of: 1) range of motion in the cervical spine (1+); 2) mechanical precipitation of head pain (uppermost score: 1.5+). These two factors are included in "Features indicative of cervical abnormality", outlined in the present context,(More)