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2022 Apr 27

Otolaryngol Clin North Am

Headache Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents.


Patel VA, Liaw J, Saadi RA, Isildak H, Polster SP, Kalmar CL
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2022 Apr 27.
PMID: 35490042.


Pediatric headache is a common medical complaint managed across multiple subspecialties with a myriad of unique factors (clinical presentation and disease phenotype) that make accurate diagnosis particularly elusive. A thorough understanding of the stepwise approach to headache disorders in children is essential to ensure appropriate evaluation, timely diagnosis, and efficacious treatment. This work aims to review key components of a comprehensive headache assessment as well as discuss primary and secondary headache disorders observed in children, with a particular focus on clinical pearls and "red flag" symptoms necessitating ancillary diagnostic testing.