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Late presentation of primary headache associated with sexual activity: is non-invasive angiography worthwhile?

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:297

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-006-0297-z

Received: 18 April 2006

Accepted: 12 May 2006

Published: 15 June 2006

Abstract

The place of angiography in late presentation of headache associated with sexual activity has not been defined, unlike the situation with acute presentations. In a cohort of patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria for primary headache associated with sexual activity and presenting late (at least three weeks after headache onset), those undergoing non-invasive angiography showed no abnormalities. It is suggested that non-invasive angiography is not routinely indicated in late presentations of headache associated with sexual activity.

Key words

Headache associated with sexual activity Non-invasive angiography