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Vascular headache
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 G44.1
ICD-9 784.0
DiseasesDB 6972
MeSH D014653

A vascular headache is an outdated term to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel swelling and hyperemia as cause of the pain.

There is no doubt that some headaches are caused by vascular effects. However, it is no longer a recognized term and not mentioned in the Headache classification of the International Headache society (IHS),[1] although it is still used by some physicians and still mentioned in some medical classification systems.

Headaches that were described as being vascular headaches include:




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