Published in Blood Weekly, September 15th, 1997
Headaches are present in 60 percent of patients with brain tumors, 70 percent of brain abscesses, and a third of stroke cases, writes Dr. David Dodick in a recent article in Postgraduate Medicine. "Warning leak" headaches precede about half of brain hemorrhages, and headaches are the single most common symptom of a subdural hematoma and inflammation of the temporal artery in the face, which can lead to permanent blindness.
Only rarely does a serious condition give rise to a headache that exactly mimics a migraine or tension headache. Inevitably atypical...
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