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Differential Diagnosis For Occipital Headache


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Atlanto/odontoid dislocation/fracture
Basilar skull fracture
Cervical spine fracture/dislocation
Atlantoaxial injury
Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Acute mountain sickness/high altitude
High altitude cerebral edema
Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Post spinal/Lumbar puncture headache
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Meningitis, aseptic/viral
Fungus brain abscess
Infected organ, Abscesses
Abscess, submastoid/Bezold's abscess
Mastoiditis, acute
Neoplastic Disorders
Occipital lobe tumor
Polycythemia vera
Glioblastoma multiforme
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Cyst, Tornwaldt
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Cervical osteoarthritis
Relational, Mental, Psychiatric Disorders
Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Cervical herniated disk syndrome
Intracranial mass effect
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Vertebrobasilar artery dissection
Vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency s.
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Tension type headache
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Migraine headaches/syndrome
Eclampsia of pregnancy
Preeclampsia/Toxemia of pregnancy
Encephalopathy, hypertensive
Hypertension, malignant
Migraine equivalent
Vertebrobasilar migraine syndrome
Occipital neuritis/neuralgia
Reference to Organ System
Atlanto/odontoid arthritis
Disulfiram-like drug/Alcohol reaction
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Alcohol/Ethanol ingestion/intake
Carbon monoxide poisoning/exposure
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External Links Related to Occipital Headache
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)