vacuum headache

vac·uum head·ache

headache due to closure of the frontal sinus.

vac·u·um head·ache

(vakyūm hedāk)
Headache due to frontal sinus closure.
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1) In the 1920s, Sluder described sphenopalatine ganglia neuralgia and vacuum headaches as potential triggers of chronic headache symptoms.
As mentioned, Sluder (16) described vacuum headaches in the 1920s, and Stammberger and Wolf in their 1988 reports mentioned hypoxia secondary to pressure differentials within sinuses as another possible mechanism for the release of substance P.