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Isolated headache as the presenting clinical manifestation of intracranial tumors: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7954755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We prospectively studied over two years the incidence of headache as the initial and isolated clinical manifestation of adult patients suffering from intracranial tumors (n = 183). Fifteen patients (8%) exhibited headache as their first and isolated clinical manifestation. Age, sex, neoplasm localization, or pathological diagnosis did not correlate with the presence of headache. Posterior fossa location and hydrocephalus, though not reaching statistical significance, were more frequent in patients who presented with headache as the first symptom. At the moment of diagnosis, 59 (31%) of the patients admitted to headache, though only 1 out of the 15 patients starting as headache still had this symptom as the only manifestation. From our experience in adults, isolated headache for longer than 10 weeks will only exceptionally be secondary to an intracranial neoplasm.
A Vázquez-Barquero; F J Ibáñez; S Herrera; J M Izquierdo; J Berciano; J Pascual
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-15     Completed Date:  1994-12-15     Revised Date:  2008-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Neoplasms / physiopathology*
Headache / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Comment In:
Cephalalgia. 1994 Aug;14(4):257   [PMID:  7954751 ]

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