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Tornwaldt's Cyst Presenting Only As Occipital Headache: A Case Report

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  • Hang S. Cho MD,

    1. From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.S. Cho and J-H. Kim); Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Yonsei Universtiy Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.K. Byeon).
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  • Hyung K. Byeon MD,

    1. From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.S. Cho and J-H. Kim); Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Yonsei Universtiy Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.K. Byeon).
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  • Jun-Hee Kim MD,

    1. From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.S. Cho and J-H. Kim); Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Yonsei Universtiy Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.K. Byeon).
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  • Kyung S. Kim MD

    1. From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.S. Cho and J-H. Kim); Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Yonsei Universtiy Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.K. Byeon).
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K.S. Kim, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, 224-1, Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Tornwaldt's cyst (sometimes called Thornwaldt's cyst) is a rare cause of occipital headache. Owing to the rare occurrence of occipital headache as a symptom of Tornwaldt's cyst, if the patient presented only with occipital headache, this clinical symptom may be falsely perceived as a sign of neurologic disease leading to time-consuming diagnostic examinations that delay the establishment of a correct diagnosis.

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