From the Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (Dr. McGeeney); Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (Dr. Barest); and Department of Otolaryngology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (Dr. Grillone).
Thunderclap Headache From Complicated Sinusitis
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 517–520, March 2006
How to Cite
McGeeney, B. E., Barest, G. and Grillone, G. (2006), Thunderclap Headache From Complicated Sinusitis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 46: 517–520. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00386_2.x
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006
- Accepted for publication November 16, 2005.
We report a case of complicated pansinusitis presenting with thunderclap headache. The patient quickly developed left ophthalmoplegia and imaging demonstrated extension of inflammation from the sphenoid sinus into the sellar region. Thunderclap headache is well known to occur from a variety of intracranial events, but complicated sinusitis presenting this way is seldom described. The patient recovered completely with appropriate treatment.