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Episodic parieto-occipital idiopathic stabbing headache-like pain: a case report

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The Journal of Headache and Pain20143:30100049

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We describe a patient with a variant of idiopathic stabbing headache (ISH). This case differs from ISH by its temporal profile (status-like), its region (extratrigeminal), its lack of association with other types of headache, and the episodic form of pain attacks.

  • Key words Idiopathic stabbing headache
  • Ice-pick pain
  • Headache temporal profile



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