Artigos Ano 2006


Publicado na 4ª edição de 2006

Childhood headache: initial treatment and forwarding of cases


Introduction: Primary headaches are frequent in childhood and are usually seen by Paediatricians, who give the initial treatment and forward the case to other specialists, if they consider it to be necessary. Objective: To assess the initial treatment and the forwar...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2006

Assessment of pain intensity


Introduction: Pain intensity is subjective, but quantitative assessment is required for pain to be diagnosed and for treatment follow-up. Objective: To review the literature regarding the objective assessment of pain intensity, particularly for headache. Met...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2006

CLassification of the Headaches: a brief historic review


Introduction: Although the international classification of headache is recent, in our view the attempts to classify headache (or at least to separate it into primary and secondary headache) date back a long time, even if such attempts were made empirically. Objectives




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2006

Occipito-nucal headache due to os odontoideum


Introduction: Os odontoideum is a condition in which the odontoid process is separated from the body of the second cervical vertebra (axis), whose etiology remains controversial. It can cause several neurological symptoms, amongst them occipital headaches and cervical pain. The dia...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2006

Fístula dural do seio cavernoso


Um paciente masculino, com 50 anos, foi atendido durante o primeiro episódio de cefaléia, de caráter excruciante, em região supra e retro-orbitária direita. As crises tinham duração de 15 a 60 minutos e ocorriam numa freqüência de uma a três vezes ao dia, principalmente à tarde. Durante o...