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Atypical primary headache responding to finger pressure: possible involvement of the vagus nerve?

  • F. Di Stani1Email author,
  • M. Calabresi2,
  • M. Pappagallo3,
  • L. Scattoni4,
  • G. Bruti4 and
  • R. Cerbo5
The Journal of Headache and Pain20078:355

Received: 15 September 2006

Accepted: 3 October 2006

Published: 15 January 2007


We describe a case of atypical primary headache strongly responsive to prolonged pressure in the anterior aspect of the neck. We hypothesize that, at least in this case, the trigemino-cervical system and its connections with the vagus nerve are involved.

Key words

Atypical primary headacheTrigeminocervical complexTopiramateVagus nerve