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Cluster-Like Headache Secondary to Parasagittal Hemangiopericytoma
Article first published online: 18 OCT 2012
© 2012 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 9, pages 1496–1498, October 2013
How to Cite
Fontaine, D., Almairac, F., Mondot, L. and Lanteri-Minet, M. (2013), Cluster-Like Headache Secondary to Parasagittal Hemangiopericytoma. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 1496–1498. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02287.x
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 18 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 SEP 2012
- cluster headache;
- cluster-like headache;
- sagittal sinus;
- parasagittal meningioma
We describe an original case of cluster-like headache CLH) revealing a parasagittal tumor invading the superior sagittal sinus (SSS). Resection of the tumor (hemangiopericytoma) allowed the re-permeabilization of the SSS and was followed by the complete disappearance of CLH. Several mechanisms including obstruction of the SSS, hypervascularization with arterio-veinous shunt, and overflow in the cavernous sinus might explain the symptoms.