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[Recent-onset headache is a risk factor of intracranial lesion. A prospective study of 299 patients].

Authors
  • Ortín Castaño, A
  • López Alburquerque, T
  • Adeva Bartolomé, M T
  • González Buitrago, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anales de medicina interna (Madrid, Spain : 1984)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1999
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
167–170
Identifiers
PMID: 10339839
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with headache of recent onset (duration of 1 month or less), even with normal neurological examination, are at greater risk of significant intracranial abnormality than patients with long-lasting headaches. These patients at risk should be studied by cranial computed tomography and lumbar puncture if the computed tomography scan is normal and the cause of the headaches cannot be clinically determined.

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