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101. Hemicrania continua: a third case in which attacks alternate sides. (PubMed)

Hemicrania continua: a third case in which attacks alternate sides. Hemicrania continua (HC) is an uncommon, primary headache disorder characterized by a continuous unilateral headache of moderate intensity with superimposed exacerbations of more severe pain. HC exists in two temporal subtypes, a continuous form in which headaches persist continuously without remission periods, and a less common remitting form in which bouts of continuous headaches are separated by pain-free remissions

2004 Headache

102. Hemicrania Continua-like headache due to nonmetastatic lung cancer--a vagal cephalalgia. (PubMed)

Hemicrania Continua-like headache due to nonmetastatic lung cancer--a vagal cephalalgia. A 72-year-old man presented with a 7-week history of a new onset constant severe right-sided headache associated with redness and tearing of the right eye, which resolved on indomethacin due to nonmetastatic small cell carcinoma producing a large suprahilar mass. This is the first case report of a hemicrania continua-like headache with autonomic features due to lung cancer. I propose the term "vagal

2007 Headache

103. Hemicrania continua-like headache associated with internal carotid artery dissection may respond to indomethacin. (PubMed)

Hemicrania continua-like headache associated with internal carotid artery dissection may respond to indomethacin. Hemicrania continua (HC) is an idiopathic, chronic disorder characterized by a continuous, strictly unilateral headache associated with ipsilateral cranial autonomic symptoms. The symptoms of HC typically respond dramatically to indomethacin therapy. We describe a patient with traumatic internal carotid artery dissection, who presented with a clinical picture mimicking HC

2007 Headache

104. Hemicrania continua secondary to an ipsilateral brainstem lesion. (PubMed)

Hemicrania continua secondary to an ipsilateral brainstem lesion. We describe a 47-year-old woman with a 3-year history of a continuum mild-moderate right-side headache, with exacerbations, associated with stabbing volleys of pain on right orbit-temporal region (10/10) and right eye ptosis and lacrimation with conjunctival injection. The pain was completely abolished with indomethacin (100 mg per day). The diagnosis of hemicrania continua was made according to the International Headache Society (...) (IHS) criteria. The headache presentation was precipitated by a stroke and a right-side brainstem lesion was present at magnetic resonance imaging. This case report shows anatomoclinical evidence of the involvement of brainstem structures on the pathophysiology of hemicrania continua.

2007 Headache

105. Prophylaxis of hemicrania continua: two new cases effectively treated with topiramate. (PubMed)

Prophylaxis of hemicrania continua: two new cases effectively treated with topiramate. Hemicrania continua (HC) is an uncommon and under-recognized primary headache disorder characterized by a strictly unilateral continuous headache of moderate intensity with possible exacerbations and associated with ipsilateral autonomic features. HC has generally a prompt and enduring response to indomethacin although 25% to 50% of treated patients develop gastrointestinal side effects. These cases pose

2007 Headache

106. Hemicrania continua evolving from cluster headache responsive to valproic acid. (PubMed)

Hemicrania continua evolving from cluster headache responsive to valproic acid. Hemicrania continua (HC) is a rare type of primary headache characterized by a prompt and enduring response to indomethacin. We describe a patient who suffered from cluster headache evolving into ipsilateral HC, who does not tolerate a long-term indomethacin therapy. The case was complex in terms of diagnosis, associated comorbidity, and choice of treatment; after several trials with different therapeutic regimens

2008 Headache

107. Is Hemicrania Continua a Single Entity or the Association of Two Headache Forms? Considerations From a Case Report. (PubMed)

Is Hemicrania Continua a Single Entity or the Association of Two Headache Forms? Considerations From a Case Report. Hemicrania continua (HC) belongs to the group of primary headaches and it is characterized by a strictly unilateral, continuous headache of moderate intensity, with superimposed exacerbations of severe intensity that are accompanied by trigeminal autonomic features. The syndrome is completely responsive to indomethacin. Here we report a case of a 49-year-old man with HC, which may

2008 Headache

108. Treatment of hemicrania continua by occipital nerve stimulation with a bion device: long-term follow-up of a crossover study. (PubMed)

Treatment of hemicrania continua by occipital nerve stimulation with a bion device: long-term follow-up of a crossover study. Hemicrania continua (HC) is a primary headache that comprises persistent unilateral pain, is associated with cranial autonomic features, and is responsive to indometacin. Some patients are unable to tolerate this treatment or it is contraindicated; for these patients, the medical options for therapy are restricted. Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) is an effective

2008 Lancet Neurology

109. Neuro-ophthalmologic presentations of hemicrania continua. (PubMed)

Neuro-ophthalmologic presentations of hemicrania continua. We describe a series of patients with hemicrania continua, a rare indomethacin-responsive primary headache syndrome, who presented for evaluation with neuro-ophthalmologic signs and symptoms.Observational case series.Nine patients between the ages of 29 and 58 years were seen with various neuro-ophthalmologic findings and a unilateral continuous headache. A detailed history was taken from each patient, followed by a focused (...) to indomethacin, recognizing the neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms of hemicrania continua as a component of the headache syndrome is critical for prompt initiation of treatment.

2006 American Journal of Ophthalmology

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