Activation of the brainstem but not of the hypothalamus in hemicrania continua without autonomic symptoms.

@article{Irimia2009ActivationOT,
  title={Activation of the brainstem but not of the hypothalamus in hemicrania continua without autonomic symptoms.},
  author={Pablo Irimia and Javier Arbizu and Elena Prieto and Roberto Fern{\'a}ndez-Torr{\'o}n and Eduardo Mart{\'i}nez-Vila},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 9},
  pages={974-9}
}
A 64-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of right-sided continuous headache, without autonomic symptoms and complete response to indomethacin. Clinical examination and structural brain imaging were normal. A diagnosis of hemicrania continua (HC) was made. We sought to determine the brain structures active during the pain in a patient who met all of the diagnostic criteria for HC with the exception of autonomic symptoms. A brain positron emission tomography study was performed during… CONTINUE READING