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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

An unusual Cause of Persistent Frontal Headache in a 9-Year-Old Boy


Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, K8, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mj.mj_40_21

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Headache is a common clinical experience of the patients and is found in all age groups. Intranasal mucosal contact with the absence of inflammation in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses may cause a secondary headache which is called a rhinogenic contact point headache (RCPH). RCPH is currently a topic of interest among clinicians and is accepted as a cause of headaches by the International Headache Society Classification. The diagnostic nasal endoscopy showed an S-shaped deviated nasal septum with intranasal mucosal contact in both nostrils. The headache of the child was disappeared after performing septoplasty and excision of the bilateral mucosal contact points. These anatomical variations in the nasal cavity in the pediatric age with bifrontal headache is a very rare clinical entity. Hence, clinicians and pediatricians should keep in mind RCPH during the evaluation of headaches in a pediatric patient. In this case report, a 9-year-old boy presented with a persistent bifrontal headache due to mucosal contact points in the nasal cavity.


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