From IWK Health Center, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Dr. Atkinson) and Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario (Dr. Lee); Canada.
An Unusual Case of an Airplane Headache
Article first published online: 7 MAY 2004
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 44, Issue 5, pages 438–439, June 2004
How to Cite
Atkinson, V. and Lee, L. (2004), An Unusual Case of an Airplane Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 44: 438–439. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2004.04080.x
- Issue published online: 7 MAY 2004
- Article first published online: 7 MAY 2004
- Accepted for publication January 4, 2004.
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A 28-year-old man developed severe headache associated with changes in altitude during ascent and descent while flying in an airplane. Jabbing pain over the forehead and between the eyes began within minutes of ascent. It resolved once a cruising altitude was reached, but then returned at the start of descent.