Chronic Cluster Headache Associated With a Vertebral Artery Aneurysm

Authors

  • Dr. Paul West,

    1. Department of Medicine, Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, Newdegate Street,Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia 4120. and
    2. Department of Neurology, Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, Newdegate Street,Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia 4120.
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  • Dr. Don Todman

    1. Department of Medicine, Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, Newdegate Street,Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia 4120. and
    2. Department of Neurology, Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, Newdegate Street,Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia 4120.
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Abstract

SYNOPSIS

This is a report of a patient with chronic cluster headache-like pain of 12 years duration. Investigation revealed an aneurysm at the junction of the vertebral and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries and after removal the patient experienced resolution of his cluster headache. The headache and aneurysm were both right sided suggesting a possible relationship.

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