Arterial Encroachment by an Electrode as a Cause of Referred Vascular Headache

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A case is reported of focal headache caused by traction on the left middle cerebral artery by an intracerebral electrode placed in the left amygdala. The character and location of the headache suggested the involvement of vascular structures. CT confirmed the diagnosis, and the headache was relieved by removal of the electrode. The features of pain referred from intracranial vessels are reviewed.

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