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Atypical primary headache responding to finger pressure: possible involvement of the vagus nerve?

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We describe a case of atypical primary headache strongly responsive to prolonged pressure in the anterior aspect of the neck. We hypothesize that, at least in this case, the trigemino-cervical system and its connections with the vagus nerve are involved.

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Correspondence to F. Di Stani.

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Di Stani, F., Calabresi, M., Pappagallo, M. et al. Atypical primary headache responding to finger pressure: possible involvement of the vagus nerve?. J Headache Pain 8, 60–62 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-007-0355-6

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Key words

  • Atypical primary headache
  • Trigeminocervical complex
  • Topiramate
  • Vagus nerve