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Keywords:

  • Carbamazepine;
  • gabapentin;
  • head injury;
  • post-traumatic;
  • SUNCT;
  • trigeminal neuralgia

Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome is a rare headache syndrome classified among the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. It is usually idiopathic, although infrequent secondary forms have been described. Recently the term short-lasting unilateral headache with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA) has been defined by the International Headache Society (ICHD-2) as similar to SUNCT with less prominent or absent conjunctival injection and lacrimation. We report two patients with paroxysmal orbito-fronto-temporal pains, phenotypically suggesting SUNA, occurring after traumatic head injury.