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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In some studies, they call the headache developed during or after a continuous exercise activity "the exertional headache" and categorize the one caused by Valsalva maneuver into the benign headache after cough (1-5).
The cases relate to confusing one benign headache with another; mistaking primary headache for another condition; missing dangerous causes; diagnostic testing (imaging, lumbar puncture, and blood, urine, and other tests); when historical or exam findings are missed or misinterpreted; errors in the management of acute headache; drug therapy to prevent headaches; nonpharmacologic treatment; challenges and special situations in management; and medicolegal pitfalls.
Distinguishing a benign headache pattern from more serious illnesses that cause headache is key.
These should be correctly diagnosed without subjecting many patients who have benign headaches to expensive and potentially harmful over investigation.
(23) Fortunately, the neurologic deficits associated with arterial ischemia generally help distinguish these patients from patients with benign headaches. (24)
One or more of the following approaches may help banish the pain of benign headaches:
Joseph's Hospital, Denver, gave these suggestions for sorting out benign headaches from more serious underlying conditions:
Joseph's Hospital, Denver, suggested hints for sorting out benign headaches from more serious underlying conditions.
Other occasional types of benign headaches in children include cold weather headaches, cough triggered headaches, exertion triggered headaches, medication headaches, and cluster headaches (basically an adult problem).

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