Attack-related brainstem activation in a patient with SUNCT syndrome: An ictal fMRI study: Clinical notes

Tibor Auer, József Janszky, Attila Schwarcz, Tamás Dóczi, Anita Trauninger, Bálint Alkonyi, Sámuel Komoly, Zoltán Pfund

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Abstract

The authors report functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study data of a 60-year-old patient having short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome. Three consecutive pain attacks were detected during the imaging session and strong brainstem activation was found. It was concluded that the brainstem can be involved in the pain signal transmission in SUNCT syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-912
Number of pages4
JournalHeadache
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009

Keywords

  • Brainstem activation
  • FMRI
  • Headache
  • Pain attacks
  • SUNCT syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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