Primary and secondary stabbing headache

Matthew S. Robbins, Randolph W. Evans

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Eight out of the 33 cases of primary stabbing headache seen in a general neurology clinic (40% have headache as their chief complaint) in the last 3.5 years are presented. The epidemiology, association with other primary headache disorders, secondary associations, testing, and treatment of primary stabbing headache are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


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  • symptomatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Robbins, M. S., & Evans, R. W. (2015). Primary and secondary stabbing headache. Headache, 55(4), 565-570.