Disappearance of Migraine Attacks During Long-Lasting Postdural Puncture Headache: A Case Report


Address all correspondence to Dr. Hiroaki Naritomi, Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, Japan.


We report a patient with a history of frequent migraine attacks who developed postdural puncture headache that persisted for 3 months. His migraine attacks ceased during the period of his postdural puncture headache, but resumed 3 days after disappearance of that headache. This case suggests an interrelationship between the mechanisms of postdural puncture headache and migraine.