Clinical Neuroradiology

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 783–785 | Cite as

Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging Findings in Patients Suffering from Migraine with Aura

  • Nerses NersesyanEmail author
  • Sebastian Arnold
  • Peter Krieg


Migraine is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent, unilateral, pulsating headaches that can last from 4 h to 72 h. They can be exacerbated by physical activity and are frequently associated with nausea, photophobia and phonophobia. An aura or the presence of other focal neurologic symptoms during an episode of migraine can be observed in approximately one third of the cases. The neurologic deficits that accompany migraine with aura pose a significant challenge necessitating other conditions, such as stroke, vasculitis or infections to be considered in the differential diagnosis [1]. In pediatric patients, bilateral headache, shorter duration, and nonspecific symptoms are more common than in the adult population. Tension headaches and stroke are both essential and challenging differential diagnoses.

This article presents a case report of two pediatric patients who had migraine with aura. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations were performed on...


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Conflict of interest

N. Nersesyan, S. Arnold and P. Krieg declare that they have no competing interests.

Ethical standards

All investigations described in this manuscript were carried out with the approval of the responsible ethics committee and in accordance with national law and the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 (in its current revised form). Informed consent was obtained from the patients in this case if identifiable from images or other information within the manuscript. In the case of the underage patients in this report, informed consent was obtained from the legal representatives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. RadiologyHospital Clínico Universitario de ValenciaValènciaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. Radiology, Section NeuroradiologyStädtisches Klinikum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Dept. PediatricsStädtisches Klinikum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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