Use of CT Scans in an Out-patient Headache Population: An Evaluation

Authors

  • Joseph D. Sargent M.D.,

  • Robert C. Lawson M.D.,

  • Patricia Solbach Ph.D.,

  • Lolafaye Coyne Ph.D.


Abstract

SYNOPSIS

A total of 177 consecutive patients with either tension or migraine headaches were examined with unenhanced CT Scans. For the overall group 28% were abnormal while 26% of the patients with migraine and 33% of those with tension headaches had abnormal scans. Our findings were similar to several smaller studies in more seriously disabled patients. Follow-up studies are planned to determine if our CT Scan results are indicative of a progressive disorder.

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