Title

Evaluation and Management of "Sinus Headache" in the Otolaryngology Practice

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Otolaryngol Clin North Am

Abstract

Patients, primary care doctors, neurologists and otolaryngologists often have differing views on what is truly causing headache in the sinonasal region. This review discusses common primary headache diagnoses that can masquerade as "sinus headache" or "rhinogenic headache," such as migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, tension-type headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, giant cell arteritis (also known as temporal arteritis) and medication overuse headache, as well as the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, including cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, and hemicrania continua. Diagnostic criteria are discussed and evidence outlined that allows physicians to make better clinical diagnoses and point patients toward better treatment options.

Volume Number

47

Issue Number

2

Pages

269-87

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/04/01

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

PMID

24680494

DOI

10.1016/j.otc.2013.10.008