benign headache

benign headache

(1) A headache unrelated to an identifiable malignant pathology, e.g. tumour, infection, stroke, vasculopathy.
(2) Tension headache, see there.

benign headache

Neurology
1. A headache unrelated to an identifiable 'malignant' pathology–eg, tumor, infection, stroke, vasculopathy.
2. Tension headache, see there.
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Distinguishing a benign headache pattern from more serious illnesses that cause headache is key.
23) Fortunately, the neurologic deficits associated with arterial ischemia generally help distinguish these patients from patients with benign headaches.
Joseph's Hospital, Denver, suggested hints for sorting out benign headaches from more serious underlying conditions.
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