Mechanisms of autonomic disturbance in the face during and between attacks of cluster headache.

@article{Drummond2006MechanismsOA,
  title={Mechanisms of autonomic disturbance in the face during and between attacks of cluster headache.},
  author={Peter D. Drummond},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={633-41}
}
Lacrimation and nasal secretion during attacks of cluster headache appear to be due to massive trigeminal-parasympathetic discharge. In addition, the presence of oculo-sympathetic deficit and loss of thermoregulatory sweating and flushing on the symptomatic side of the forehead indicate that the cervical sympathetic pathway to the face is injured in a subgroup of cluster headache patients. In this review, it is argued that a peripheral rather than a central lesion produces signs of cervical… CONTINUE READING

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