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2022 Dec 06

J Neurol

Vasoconstriction and long-term headache in reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.


Kumar N, Kumar S, Rocha E, Lioutas V-A
J Neurol. 2022 Dec 06.
PMID: 36471097.


Angiographic vasoconstriction in reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is often undetectable at symptom onset and the diagnosis relies on clinical presentation. Although thunderclap headache is a hallmark feature of RCVS, the incidence and predictors of long-term headaches (LTH) are incompletely understood. Our study aims were twofold: to examine the sensitivity and specificity of a recently developed score (RCVS) for vasoconstriction detection in a real-world clinical context and describe the incidence and predictors of LTH beyond the acute phase of RCVS.