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Keywords:

  • Pourfour du Petit;
  • paroxystic mydriasis;
  • facial pain;
  • Claude Bernard-Horner syndrome

We report the case of a 38-year-old woman with a history of migraine who experienced an association of recurrent unilateral facial pain and Pourfour du Petit syndrome. The episodes occurred for between a few seconds and up to 3 minutes up to 6 times a day mimicking short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headaches with cranial autonomic symptoms. No lesional cause was found and the use of topiramate led to a nearly complete disappearance of the episodes. This new entity raises the question of a novel autonomic dysfunction in short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headaches with cranial autonomic symptoms or an unexpected presentation of migraine.