Cluster headache and macroprolactinoma: Case report of a rare, but potential important causality.

Andereggen, Lukas; Mono, Marie-Luise; Kellner-Weldon, Frauke; Christ, Emanuel (2017). Cluster headache and macroprolactinoma: Case report of a rare, but potential important causality. Journal of clinical neuroscience, 40, pp. 62-64. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.01.028

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While headache is not an uncommon symptom in patients suffering from pituitary adenomas, cluster headache (CH) has rarely been reported in such cases. Headache associated with hyperprolactinemia has been reported to be responsive to dopamine agonists (DA agonists) in many patients. We report on a patient with refractory CH secondary to a macroprolactinoma who showed immediate and permanent clinical and radiologic recovery following medical treatment with DA agonists. Measurement of prolactin levels in addition to cranial magnetic resonance imaging might be considered in patients with refractory CH, until the significance of this potential causality becomes clearer.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Mu50 > Forschungsgruppe Neurochirurgie

UniBE Contributor:

Andereggen, Lukas; Mono, Marie-Luise and Kellner-Weldon, Frauke

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0967-5868

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Zbinden

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2017 08:33

Last Modified:

08 Aug 2017 08:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jocn.2017.01.028

PubMed ID:

28209309

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cluster headache; Dopamine agonists; Prolactinoma

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.96385

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/96385

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