Thunderclap Headache After Micturition in Bladder Pheochromocytoma

Authors

  • So-Hyang Im MD,

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Dongguk University Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (S.-H. Im); Department of Neurology, Dongguk University Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (N.-H. Kim).
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  • Nam-Hee Kim MD

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Dongguk University Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (S.-H. Im); Department of Neurology, Dongguk University Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (N.-H. Kim).
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  • Conflict of Interest: None

S.-H. Im, Department of Neurosurgery, Dongguk University Hospital, 814, Siksa-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si 410-773, Korea.

Abstract

A thunderclap headache is a sudden and severe headache and is sometimes a sign of a medical emergency such as aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and pituitary apoplexy. We report a case of pheochromocytoma in the urinary bladder in a 37-year-old man who presented with recurrent thunderclap headache after voiding and exercises. Bladder pheochromocytoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of recurrent thunderclap headache after micturition or exercises.

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