17. Treatment of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias Including Cluster Headache

  1. Matthew S. Robbins MD,
  2. Brian M. Grosberg MD and
  3. Richard B. Lipton MD
  1. Sarah Vollbracht and
  2. Brian M. Grosberg

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch17

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How to Cite

Vollbracht, S. and Grosberg, B. M. (2013) Treatment of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias Including Cluster Headache, in Headache (eds M. S. Robbins, B. M. Grosberg and R. B. Lipton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Montefi ore Headache Center, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654729

Online ISBN: 9781118678961

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Keywords:

  • trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias;
  • episodic cluster headache;
  • chronic cluster headache;
  • episodic paroxysmal hemicrania;
  • chronic paroxysmal hemicrania;
  • short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT);
  • short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic features (SUNA)

Summary

The preceding chapters have reviewed the clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, including cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing. While relatively rare in clinical practice, understanding the approach to treatment of these often debilitating headache disorders is essential. This chapter reviews the medical and surgical treatment choices of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.