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Orthostatic Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Cervical Spine Metastasis

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Orthostatic headache is a key symptom of intracranial hypotension; however, not all orthostatic headaches are caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaks leading to intracranial hypotension. We report here the unusual case of a 68-year-old man presenting with orthostatic headache in which compression of the C3 spinal nerve root by metastatic tumor invasion may contribute to the development of his orthostatic headache.
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Keywords: cervical spine metastasis; orthostatic headache; spinal root compression

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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