From the Department of Neurology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Occipital Neuralgia as an Isolated Symptom of C2 Myelitis
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2006
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 46, Issue 8, pages 1304–1306, September 2006
How to Cite
Nikakis, P., Koutsis, G., Potagas, C., Mandellos, D. and Sfagos, C. (2006), Occipital Neuralgia as an Isolated Symptom of C2 Myelitis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 46: 1304–1306. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00543_2.x
- Issue published online: 22 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2006
- Accepted for publication April 19, 2006.
- occipital neuralgia;
Occipital neuralgia has been attributed to lesions at a peripheral nerve or radicular level. On rare occasions, it has been associated with cervical cord lesions. We report a 55-year-old woman who presented with an isolated occipital neuralgia and was found on further investigation to have a restricted, isolated myelitis at C2 level. This represents the second reported case of occipital neuralgia due to C2 myelitis and should alert clinicians to considering cervical MRI in patients with occipital neuralgia.