Conflict of Interest: None
Postpartum Headache Due to Spontaneous Cervical Artery Dissection
Article first published online: 1 APR 2011
© 2011 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 51, Issue 5, pages 809–813, May 2011
How to Cite
Borelli, P., Baldacci, F., Nuti, A., Lucetti, C., Berti, C., Logi, C., Orlandi, G. and Bonuccelli, U. (2011), Postpartum Headache Due to Spontaneous Cervical Artery Dissection. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 51: 809–813. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2011.01881.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 1 APR 2011
- Accepted for publication December 25, 2010.
- spontaneous cervical artery dissection;
Postpartum headache is quite common and often related to potentially ominous cerebrovascular accidents. As illustrated in previously published reports, spontaneous cervical artery dissection is a rare but possible cause of headache in the postpartum. We provide 2 additional cases to the 19 described so far, including the first ever report of migraine with aura-like symptoms. Additionally, we summarize the literature and we speculate about the possible etiopathological mechanism underlying this condition.