‘Bad trips’: airplane headache not just in airplanes?


Ester Coutinho, MD, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar 4099-001 Porto, Portugal. E-mail estercoutinho@gmail.com


A type of headache associated with altitude variations in airplane travellers is increasingly reported and has recently become a subject of debate for experts. We present a patient with headache related to altitude variations in two different settings: airplane and mountain descent, suggesting that different kinds of triggers for pressure variation can cause the same type of pain.