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Symptomatic SUNCT Syndrome Associated With Ipsilateral Paranasal Sinusitis
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
© 2008 the Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 48, Issue 10, pages 1527–1530, November/December 2008
How to Cite
Choi, J.-Y., Seo, W.-K., Kim, J. H., Oh, K. and Yu, S.-W. (2008), Symptomatic SUNCT Syndrome Associated With Ipsilateral Paranasal Sinusitis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 48: 1527–1530. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2008.01243.x
- Issue published online: 19 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Accepted for publication May 28, 2008.
- trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia
Sinusitis has rarely been associated with short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome. We describe a case of symptomatic SUNCT syndrome caused by sinusitis, which showed typical features of SUNCT syndrome. The patient's symptoms completely resolved without recurrence after endoscopic sinus surgery followed by antibiotic treatment. We suggest that ipsilateral paranasal sinusitis accompanied by the spreading of inflammation through a dehiscence in the lamina papyracea could lead to the development of SUNCT syndrome.