The Journal of Headache and Pain

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 214–216 | Cite as

Spontaneous splenic infarction associated with sumatriptan use

  • A. AroraEmail author
  • S. Arora
Open Access
Brief Report


Triptans are specific agonists of the serotonergic 5-HT1B/1D receptors that have increasingly been used in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches. Though they are generally considered safe, there have been a few reports of myocardial infarction and stroke associated with triptan use. We report a patient who developed spontaneous splenic infarction after the use of sumatriptan for the treatment of migraine headache.

Key words

Triptan Spleen Infarction 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineWestern Pennsylvania Hospital Temple University ProgramPittsburghUSA

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