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Orthostatic Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Cervical Spine Metastasis
Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2007
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 161–163, January 2008
How to Cite
Kim, J. H., Choi, J.-Y., Kim, H.-J. and Oh, K. (2008), Orthostatic Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Cervical Spine Metastasis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 48: 161–163. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00982.x
- Issue online: 20 DEC 2007
- Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2007
- Accepted for publication September 10, 2007.
- orthostatic headache;
- cervical spine metastasis;
- spinal root compression
Orthostatic headache is a key symptom of intracranial hypotension; however, not all orthostatic headaches are caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaks leading to intracranial hypotension. We report here the unusual case of a 68-year-old man presenting with orthostatic headache in which compression of the C3 spinal nerve root by metastatic tumor invasion may contribute to the development of his orthostatic headache.