Nummular headache secondary to an intracranial mass lesion

Cephalalgia. 2007 Aug;27(8):943-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2007.01328.x.


Nummular headache is a coin-shaped, chronic cephalalgia usually considered to stem from epicranial tissues. We describe a patient complaining of circumscribed pain in the head as the only symptom of a subtentorial meningioma. This observation underlines the need to revise the concept of circumscribed, referred pains in the head arising from pain-sensitive intracranial structures.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Headache / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Meningioma / complications*
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurosurgical Procedures