Headache is the most common presenting symptom in neurology and constitutes more than one-third of primary care consultations. Organized according to the presenting features of the headache (acute, episodic and chronic), this handbook provides diagnostic and treatment information for both common and uncommon causes of headache. Making maximum use of lists, bullet points, summary boxes and illustrations, it allows the reader fast access to essential information where it is needed most. Each topic is dealt with succinctly, using up-to-date knowledge and experience of the authors, all of whom are headache experts from leading clinical centers in the USA and Canada. Providing comprehensive and detailed coverage to satisfy the needs of the busy neurologist, residents in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other fields of internal medicine, this book will also be a valuable guide to practising clinicians who do not deal with headache on a regular basis.
• Uses simple bulleted explanations and concise diagnostic approaches • Employs the best therapies and experience and knowledge of authors who are headache experts from leading clinical centres in the USA and Canada • Easy to read and understand
Preface; Part I. Acute Headaches: 1. Introduction to the acute headaches; 2. Subarachnoid hemorrhage; 3. Cervical artery dissection; 4. Acute hypertensive headache; 5. Ischemic stroke; 6. Pituitary apoplexy; 7. Third ventricular colloid cyst; 8. Primary thunderclap headache; 9. Intracranial infection; Part II. Episodic Headaches: 10. Introduction to the episodic headaches; 11. Episodic migraine headache; 12. Hemiplegic migraine; 13. Basilar-type migraine; 14. Episodic tension-type headache; 15. Cluster headache; 16. Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania; 17. SUNCT syndrome; 18. Chiari malformation headache; 19. Trigeminal neuralgia; 20. Subacute angle-closure glaucoma; 21. Primary stabbing headache; 22. Primary headache associated with sexual activity; 23. Primary cough headache; Part III. Chronic Daily Headaches: 24. Introduction to the chronic daily headaches; 25. Chronic migraine headache; 26. Chronic tension-type headache; 27. Hemicrania continua; 28. New daily persistent headache; 29. Giant cell arteritis; 30. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis; 31. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension; 32. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension; 33. Intracranial neoplasm; 34. Sinus headache; 35. Medication overuse headache; 36. Post-traumatic headache; 37. Cervicogenic headache; 38. Occipital neuralgia; 39. Hypnic headache; Index.