From the Department of Neurology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea.
Dissecting Aneurysm of the Basilar Artery as a Cause of Orgasmic Headache
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 7, pages 956–959, July 2005
How to Cite
Joo, I. S. and Lee, J. S. (2005), Dissecting Aneurysm of the Basilar Artery as a Cause of Orgasmic Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 956–959. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05166_3.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication February 23, 2005.
- basilar artery;
- dissecting aneurysm;
- orgasmic headache
A 39-year-old woman experienced recurrent, severe bursting headache which was abruptly developed at the time of orgasm. Both magnetic resonance angiography and conventional angiogram of the brain confirmed dissecting aneurysm of the basilar artery. After the neuroradiological intervention using a stent was performed, she has been totally free of the orgasmic headache during the follow-up period for about one year.