Post-traumatic cluster headache: from the periphery to the central nervous system?


A correlation between head trauma and cluster headache is believed to exist. We report a case of post-traumatic episodic cluster headache that fulfills the criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd edition. The distinctive features of this case are: a close temporal relation between head trauma and headache onset; pain ipsilateral to the side of trauma; mild severity of trauma; episodic course well-responsive to low doses of verapamil. Given the close temporal relation between the 2 events, multiple hypotheses can be advanced about a possible role of head trauma in the pathogenesis of cluster headache.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2009.01456.x


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@article{Lambru2009PosttraumaticCH, title={Post-traumatic cluster headache: from the periphery to the central nervous system?}, author={Giorgio Lambru and Paola Castellini and Gian Camillo Manzoni and P. Torelli}, journal={Headache}, year={2009}, volume={49 7}, pages={1059-61} }