Clinical Neuroscience

A case of secondary SUNCT syndrome

GUL Gunay1, KANDEMIR Melek2, KARA Batuhan3, SAKALLI Karagoz Nazan1, EREN Sengul Fulya1

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Clinical Neuroscience - 2017;70(09-10)


SUNCT syndrome, a rare form of primary headaches, may be secondary to pituitary tumours. The secondary forms usually related with prolactinomas. The response of dopamin agonists could be variable. In this study, we reported a case of SUNCT syndrome secondary to prolactinoma. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging was performed for this patient because of the increase in pain severity and frequency. A hemorrhage was detected into the prolactinoma ipsilateral to the pain. The headache attacks were taken undercontrol and remission was ensured with cabergoline in a short time.


  1. Bakirkoy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Mental and Neurological Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Bayindir Icerenkoy Hospital, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Research and Training Hospital, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey



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