November 15, 2007

Washington Post Medical Mystery: Severe Chronic Sinus Headache

The Washington Post on November 13, 2007 published a story of a gentleman who suffered from a sharp headache due to Sluder's neuralgia centered in the "anterior ethmoid neurovascular complex".

The amazing thing about this story is that the patient himself figured out what was causing his headache by finding a reference on a microfiche he found in a 1963 article in the British Journal of Laryngology & Otology.

Read the story here.

To read the 1963 journal article entitled "The Anterior Ethmoid Nerve Syndrome" describing this patient's condition, click here.

There was a subsequent correspondence to this article (periodic migrainous neuralgia) you can read here.

Read more about this problem here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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