From the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, Clinical Neurology, Botucatu, SP, Brazil (Drs. Nieri, Bazan, Almeida, Rocha, Raffin, and Schelp); The Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Neurology, Bronx, NY, USA (Dr. Bigal); and The New England Center for Headache, Stamford, CT, USA (Dr. Bigal).
Bilateral Painful Idiopathic Ophthalmoplegia: A Case Report
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2008
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 6, pages 848–851, June 2007
How to Cite
Nieri, A., Bazan, R., Almeida, L., Rocha, F. C., Raffin, C. N., Bigal, M. E. and Schelp, A. O. (2007), Bilateral Painful Idiopathic Ophthalmoplegia: A Case Report. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 848–851. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00798.x
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2008
- Accepted for publication February 13, 2007.
- bilateral painful ophthalmoplegia;
- bilateral Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome;
- secondary headaches
Around 3% of the individuals with painful ophthalmoplegia have bilateral complaints. In the vast majority of these cases, appropriate investigation demonstrates a secondary etiology, and we are not aware of idiopathic cases reported. Herein we report a case of bilateral ophthalmoplegia where extensive investigation did not suggest a secondary cause.