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Episodic parieto-occipital idiopathic stabbing headache-like pain: a case report

  • Baki Göksan1,
  • Feray Karaali-Savrun1 and
  • Mert Savrun1
The Journal of Headache and Pain20143:30100049

Published: 2 February 2014


We describe a patient with a variant of idiopathic stabbing headache (ISH). This case differs from ISH by its temporal profile (status-like), its region (extratrigeminal), its lack of association with other types of headache, and the episodic form of pain attacks.

Key words Idiopathic stabbing headacheIce-pick painHeadache temporal profile