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

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The Journal of Headache and Pain20078:355

  • Received: 15 September 2006
  • Accepted: 3 October 2006
  • Published:


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.

Key words

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


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