From the Shinbeppu Hospital—Neurosurgery, Beppu, Japan (Drs. Hashiguchi, Mimata, and Ichimura); and Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University Graduate School—Neurosurgery, Kumamoto, Japan (Dr. Kuratsu).
Occipital Neuralgia As a Presenting Symptom of Cervicomedullary Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2007
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 7, pages 1095–1097, July/August 2007
How to Cite
Hashiguchi, A., Mimata, C., Ichimura, H. and Kuratsu, J.-I. (2007), Occipital Neuralgia As a Presenting Symptom of Cervicomedullary Dural Arteriovenous Fistula. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 1095–1097. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00865.x
- Issue online: 12 JUL 2007
- Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2007
- Accepted for publication January 17, 2007.
- dural arteriovenous fistula;
- intramedullary hemorrhage;
- occipital neuralgia
Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) at the cervicomedullary junction are rare and have a wide variation in presentation. We report a case of occipital neuralgia (ON) as a rare presenting symptom of cervicomedullary DAVF causing intramedullary hemorrhage at the C1 level. It is important to consider the underlying causes of ON, and precise neurological examinations and radiological evaluations are needed.