From the Departments of Neurology and Headache, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy (Leone, Mea, and Bussone); Department of Neurology, Clinica Neurologica I, Università di Bari, Italy (Genco).
Coexistence of TACS and Trigeminal Neuralgia: Pathophysiological Conjectures
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 46, Issue 10, pages 1565–1570, November/December 2006
How to Cite
Leone, M., Mea, E., Genco, S. and Bussone, G. (2006), Coexistence of TACS and Trigeminal Neuralgia: Pathophysiological Conjectures. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 46: 1565–1570. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00537.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication February 24, 2006.
- trigeminal autonomic cephalgia;
- paroxysmal hemicrania;
- trigeminal neuralgia;
Background.—Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TACs) and trigeminal neuralgia are short-lasting unilateral primary headaches whose study is providing insights into craniofacial pain mechanisms. We report on 2 patients in whom trigeminal neuralgia coexists with the TACs paroxysmal hemicrania and SUNCT.
Conclusion.—Coexistence of trigeminal neuralgia with various TAC forms suggests a pathophysiological relationship between these short-lasting unilateral headaches.