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TRIGEMINAL AUTONOMIC CEPHALALGIAS

Rozen, Todd D.

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology: December 2006 - Volume 12 - Issue 6, Headache - p 170-193
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000290529.85321.95
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The trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias are a group of primary headache syndromes, all marked by headache and associated autonomic features. Cluster headache is the most common of this headache subtype, while others (SUNCT [short-lasting, unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing], paroxysmal hemicrania, and hemicrania continua) are rarer. These headaches typically are marked by very severe pain and if not treated correctly can produce lifelong disability. The goal of this chapter is to introduce the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, looking at clinical headache characteristics, recognized treatments, and interesting new developments in pathogenesis.

© 2006 American Academy of Neurology
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