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Headache attributed to unruptured saccular aneurysm, mimicking hemicrania continua

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Unruptured cerebral arterial aneurysms most often remain asymptomatic, but they may cause headache or other symptoms or signs. We describe herewith a case of headache attributed to an unruptured nternal carotid artery aneurysm, clearly mimicking the phenotype of hemicrania continua. Potential pathophysiological explanations and recommendations for recognition of similar cases are discussed.

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Correspondence to M. Vikelis.

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Vikelis, M., Xifaras, M., Magoufis, G. et al. Headache attributed to unruptured saccular aneurysm, mimicking hemicrania continua. J Headache Pain 6, 156–158 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-005-0172-3

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Key words

  • Hemicrania continua
  • Internal carotid artery aneurysm
  • Unruptured aneurysm
  • Secondary headache