Serotoninic headache from epidural dorsal cord stimulation. A case report that raises questions

G. Broggi, A. Franzini, P. Giovannini, P. Crenna

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Abstract

A case of chronic benign pain due to spondylarthrosis secondary to infantile poliomyelitis, in which dorsal cord stimulation (DCS) produced analgesia but precipitated severe migraine, is reported. 5-HIAA and HVA in CSF and the R III spinal reflexes were studied during D.C.S. Since metergoline and later 5-OH-tryptophan were effective in blocking headache sparing the analgesia, the hypothetical mechanisms of D.C.S. analgesia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1984

Keywords

  • 5 HT
  • Headache
  • Neurostimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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