Short-lasting, unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing syndrome treated successfully with transsphenoidal resection of a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

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Matthew A. Adamo M.D., Doniel Drazin M.A., and A. John Popp M.D.
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  • Division of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York
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Short-lasting, unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome was first described in 1978 as one of the trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. In this paper the authors present a patient with a growth hormone–secreting pituitary adenoma who experienced resolution of SUNCT syndrome after transsphenoidal tumor resection.

Abbreviations used in this paper:

GH = growth hormone; SUNCT = short-lasting–unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing; TAC = trigeminal autonomic cephalgia.

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