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Worsening of SUNCT syndrome after frontal head trauma

  • Sebnem Bicakci1Email author,
  • Hacer Bozdemir1,
  • Yakup Sarica1 and
  • Gamze Almak1
The Journal of Headache and PainOfficial Journal of the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches5:84

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-004-0084-7

Received: 16 October 2003

Accepted: 13 May 2004

Abstract

SUNCT syndrome is a rare condition characterized by a short-lasting periorbital pain associated with autonomic symptoms. In this paper, a 50-year-old man with SUNCT syndrome is presented. Preexisting SUNCT syndrome in this patient worsened following mild frontal head trauma. Despite various medication regimes and trigeminal nerve block, complete recovery was not achieved at the end of one year follow-up period.

Key words

SUNCT syndrome Head trauma