Case Report

Sunct-Like Syndrome In A Patient With Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Elif Şen
  • Canan Işıkay Togay
  • Füsun Ülger
  • Barış Poyraz
  • Cenk Akbostancı
  • Uğur Gönüllü

Received Date: 23.06.2008 Accepted Date: 08.12.2008 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2008;61(4):213-216

Short-lasting unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) is a rare form of primary headache disorder. SUNCT-like syndrome or secondary SUNCT has been also described in the literature. We report the first case of SUNCT syndrome in a patient with a previous diagnosis of small cell lung cancer. Brain magnetic resonance imaging of this pa-tient revealed a lesion located in the right temporal muscle. He had a moderate response to the treatment with carbamazepine. SUNCT-like syndrome diagnosis should be evaluated carefully in patients with previous history of lung cancer. Cranial metastases may be a trigger for this headac-he syndrome, and cranial MRI is needed in investigating secondary SUNCT in these patients.

Keywords: küçük hücreli akciğer kanseri, SUNCT sendromu,manyetik rezonans görüntüleme