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.
|Number of pages
|CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
|Published - Dec 2006
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology