Complicated migraine: case report

  • Meco G. 
  • Bozzao L. 
  • Formisano R. 
  • Castillo G. Del 
  • Linfante I. 
Case Reports


The occurrence of long lasting focal neurological deficit as a complication of migraine is well known.

A high incidence of C.T. scan abnormalities have been seen in subjects affected by severe complicated migraine; in some cases such lesions had the aspect of cerebral infarction. In this report we will relate case of a 29 year old woman with complicated migraine and multifocal suffering within the area of the hind brain circulation.

The hypodense area we found with C.T. in the left cerebellar hemishpere and the reversibility of this lesion could support the hypothesis of focal edema in our case.


complicated migraine 


L'instaurarsi di un deficit neurologico focale come complicanza dell'emicrania è evento ben conosciuto. Un'alta incidenza di C.T. anormali è stata vista nei pazienti affetti da una emicrania complicata grave. In alcuni casi la lesione ha assunto l'aspetto di un infarto cerebrale. Nel nostro studio riferiamo di donna di 20 a. con emicrania complicata e sofferenza multifocale nell'area del circolo cerebrale posteriore. L'area ipodensa da noi trovata con la TAC nell'emisfero cerebellare sn. e la reversibilità della lesione potrebbe avvalorare l'ipotesi di un'edema focale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meco G. 
    • 1
  • Bozzao L. 
    • 1
  • Formisano R. 
    • 1
  • Castillo G. Del 
    • 1
  • Linfante I. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze NeurologicheUniversità “La Sapienza”Roma

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