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The 3 types of attack in SUNCT/SUNA

Attacks may take on different characteristics: a single stab, which is usually short-lived with a mean duration of 60 seconds; a group of stabs; or a longer attack lasting many minutes to hours, comprised of many stabs between which the pain does not resolve to normal, thus, creating a “saw-tooth” effect. (Contributed by Drs. Anna S Cohen and Manjit S Matharu.)

Associated Disorders

  • Cluster headache
  • Hemicrania continua
  • Migraine
  • Paroxysmal hemicrania
  • Pituitary lesions
  • Posterior fossa lesions