3. Secondary Headache Disorders Encountered in Clinical Practice

  1. Matthew S. Robbins MD,
  2. Brian M. Grosberg MD and
  3. Richard B. Lipton MD
  1. Deborah I. Friedman

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch3



How to Cite

Friedman, D. I. (2013) Secondary Headache Disorders Encountered in Clinical Practice, in Headache (eds M. S. Robbins, B. M. Grosberg and R. B. Lipton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch3

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654729

Online ISBN: 9781118678961



  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension;
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri;
  • Intracranial Hypotension;
  • Giant Cell Arteritis;
  • Arterial Dissection;
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage;
  • Angle Closure Glaucoma;
  • Tumor;
  • Venous sinus thrombosis;
  • Post-Dural Puncture Headache


The development of a headache creates concern about a secondary cause in both the patient and the provider. Careful attention to the history with a focus on “red flags” in the clinical presentation helps to distinguish serious secondary etiologies of headache. This chapter highlights some of the most common and worrisome secondary causes of headaches.