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The Journal of Headache and Pain

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 71–78 | Cite as

Cluster-like headache: literature review

  • Pierric Giraud
  • Emmanuel Jouanneau
  • Françoise Borson-Chazot
  • Michel Lanteri-Minet
  • Guy Chazot
REVIEW

Abstract

Cluster headache (CH) is the most frequent primary trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (Goadsby, 2001). Clinical symptoms have been clearly identified and are described in the IHS classification. Cluster-like headache (CLH), or symptomatic cluster headache, is a rare syndrome in which CH is associated with or disclosed by another neurological disease. The relationship between the two diseases is debated on a spatial and temporal bases. Relief of CH symptoms on treatment of the associated disease is a further argument. However, the simultaneous occurrence of the two diseases may be coincidental. First, the characteristics and pathogenesis of CH are reviewed. Second, published examples of CLH are described, including the pathophysiology proposed by the authors in each particular situation. In the final part, criteria for the identification of CLH in clinical practice are developed.

Key words Cluster-like headaches Symptomatic cluster headache Tumor Cluster headache physiopathology 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierric Giraud
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Jouanneau
    • 2
  • Françoise Borson-Chazot
    • 3
  • Michel Lanteri-Minet
    • 4
  • Guy Chazot
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, New York Medical College, New York City, NY, USAUS
  2. 2.Neurosurgery Service D, Neurological Hospital, Lyon, FranceFR
  3. 3.Nuclear Medicine Service, Neurological Hospital, Lyon, FranceFR
  4. 4.Department for the Treatment and Evaluation of Pain, Pasteur Hospital, Nice, FranceFR
  5. 5.Neurology Service D, Neurological Hospital Lyon, FranceFR

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