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Headache attributed to airplane travel (“airplane headache”: first italian case

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The Journal of Headache and Pain20078:390

  • Received: 16 January 2007
  • Accepted: 18 April 2007
  • Published:


A new form of headache, whose attacks seem to be stereotyped, has been recently reported; because of the peculiarity of its onset, strictly related to airplane travel, the name of “Airplane headache” was proposed. A total of 7 cases have been published. Here we present the first Italian one. Furthermore the revision of the clinical characteristics of each patient leads us to propose provisional diagnostic criteria.


  • Airplane headache
  • Barotrauma
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Headache attributed to airplane travel


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