Symptoms of SUNCT

Symptoms of SUNCT

SUNCT is a trigeminovascular headache syndrome characterized by stabbing, lancinating, shock-like, or piercing pain in the periorbital region radiating to the ear, cheek, and throat in some instances.

The attacks last from 5 seconds to 4 minutes.

It is unilateral and will rarely switch sides.

It is associated with conjunctival redness/swelling and eye tearing.

The headache responds to anticonvulsants such at carbamazepine. 

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