Numular headache: a coin-shaped cephalgia

Neurology. 2002 Jun 11;58(11):1678-9. doi: 10.1212/wnl.58.11.1678.


Numular headache is a chronic, mild to moderate, pressurelike pain in a circumscribed cranial area of approximately 2 to 6 cm in diameter. Pain usually is limited to the parietal region, although it may appear in any cranial site. It is a benign process of usually unknown origin.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Headache / classification*
  • Headache / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parietal Bone
  • Scalp / innervation