S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 36 No.2 (1995)
Hemicrania Continua - A Case Report -
- Issue Date
- Seoul J Med, Vol.36 No.2, pp. 93-96
- Probably due to rarity and unfamiliarity, hemicrania continua is not
reported in Korea. We hereby report a woman who had a wry rare unilateral
headache syndrome, hemicrania continua. For about 20 days, a 58-year-old woman
suffered from persistent unilateral non-throbbing headache which did not respond
to analgesics and narcotics. Headache was maximal in the left occipital
area intermittently radiating to the left temporofrontal and nuchal areas. There
was no autonomic dysfunction, photophobia, phonophobia, nausea or vomiting.
Extensive diagnostic evaluations, including cervical spine X-rays, cranial computed
tomography and erythrocyte sedimentation rates, were normal. Her unilateral headache
responded dramatically and specifically to indomethacin.