Further evidence for a pain pathway involving the cingulate gyrus: a case of chronic cluster headache cured by glioblastoma.
Robin AM, Pabaney AH, Mitsias PD, and Schwalb JM. Further evidence for a pain pathway involving the cingulate gyrus: a case of chronic cluster headache cured by glioblastoma. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2015; 93(3):194-198.
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
The authors report a case of a 49-year-old man with long-standing, chronic cluster headache (CH) refractory to medical therapy and occipital nerve stimulation that resolved a few weeks prior to the diagnosis of glioblastoma involving primarily the right cingulate gyrus. An attempt to explore the underlying role of the cingulate cortex in pain modulation by appraising the current literature is presented. This report suggests that the cingulate gyri could be a potential target for neuromodulation in patients with medically refractory chronic CH.
Medical Subject Headings
Brain Neoplasms; Cluster Headache; Electric Stimulation Therapy; Electrodes, Implanted; Glioblastoma; Gyrus Cinguli; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Pain