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Activitas Nervosa Superior

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 27–31 | Cite as

Could Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Help Patients with Visual Snow?

  • Viktória Lukáčová
  • Jiří Mastík
  • Eduard Minks
Review

Abstract

Persistent aura without infarction (PAWI) is one of the complications of migraine. In comparison to classic migraine aura, pathological visual phenomena are present constantly, at least for 1 week, but often for more. An efficient treatment for PAWI is currently unknown. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a progressive, non-invasive therapeutic method using a magnetic field transmitted through a special coil to activate the neural tracts in the brain. The efficacy of rTMS has been proven in treating several neurological disorders. The aim of this review article is to suggest a proper rTMS protocol for treating PAWI in the pursuance of studies to date.

Keywords

Occipital cortex Excitability Migraine aura Persistent aura 

Abbreviations

PAWI

Persistent aura without infarction

rTMS

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

HF

High frequency

LF

Low frequency

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.First Department of Neurology, Faculty of MedicineMasaryk University and St. Anne’s HospitalBrnoCzech Republic

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