Pediatric Emergency Care

Skip Navigation LinksHome > March 2014 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 > A Boy With Sudden Headache
Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000090
Illustrative Cases

A Boy With Sudden Headache

Norbedo, Stefania MD*; Naviglio, Samuele MD; Murru, Flora Maria MD*; Cavallin, Roberta MD; Giurici, Nagua MD*; Rabusin, Marco MD*; Barbi, Egidio MD*



In the article that appeared on page 182 of the March 2014 issue, the affiliation listed for Samuele Naviglio and Roberta Cavallin was incorrect. The affiliation is University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Pediatric Emergency Care. 30(4):235, April 2014.

Collapse Box


Abstract: Headache is a common presenting complaint in pediatric emergency departments. The goal of emergent evaluation is to identify those children with potentially life-threatening conditions. We present the case of an adolescent boy presenting with headache and hypertension who was diagnosed with a catecholamine-secreting abdominal paraganglioma. Genetic testing eventually led to the diagnosis of SDHB-related hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma syndrome. Alarm features (“red flags”) in children presenting with headache are reviewed, as well as the main features of paragangliomas and the indications for genetic testing.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.