Chronic Paroxysmal Headache: Two Cases With Cerebrovascular Disease

Lawrence C. Newman, Steven Herskovitz, Richard B. Lipton, Seymour Solomon

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SYNOPSIS Paroxysmal headaches often occur in benign headache disorders such as episodic cluster headache, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) and episodic paroxysmal hemicrania. We report 2 patients with paroxysmal headaches occurring in association with cerebrovascular disease. The first patient had paroxysmal headaches from an arteriovenous malformation which resolved following embolization. In the second patient, headache followed a cerebral infarction and responded to treatment with indomethacin. We suggest that vascular disease may cause paroxysmal headaches resembling CPH. Patients with an atypical presentation of CPH warrant a neuroimaging procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalHeadache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992


  • arteriovenous malformation
  • cerebrovascular acciden
  • chronic paroxysmal hemicrania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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