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November 1924

CONCERNING SOME HEADACHES AND EYE DISORDERS OF NASAL ORIGIN.

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(5):598-599. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200050113010

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Abstract

This is an interesting and timely book, which is of especial interest to neurologists because it discusses with a great deal of clearness certain disputed syndromes, notably the syndrome of nasal ganglion neuroses or sphenopalatine neuralgia. There is an excellent introduction to the general pathology and anatomy by Jonathan Wright, which should be of interest chiefly to those specializing in the treatment of diseases of the nose and throat. It shows clearly the pathologic process which brings about an occlusion, and thereby a gradual pressure on certain bony canals, with a consequent involvement of the nerve trunks.

Chapter one concerns itself with vacuum frontal headaches, with eye symptoms only. This subject is rather new to neurologists. Sluder defines it as a low-grade, unending headache, resulting from closure of the frontal sinus, without nasal symptoms or signs, and made worse by use of the eyes. These patients have ocular symptoms only.

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