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Vestibular Migraine

  • Michael Thomas TeixidoEmail author
  • Mohammad Seyyedi
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Abstract

Vestibular migraine, a recently recognized entity, has transformed the care of the patients with dizziness. It is more common than benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and responds to well-established treatments developed for chronic migraine. Compared to neurologists and primary care physicians, otolaryngologists are less familiar with the treatment of migraine headaches, because it has not been included in their training curriculum. The term vestibular migraine refers to symptoms of dizziness and vertigo that can develop as a result of migraine mechanisms, which may cause dysfunction in the brainstem, at the cortex of the brain, or in the labyrinth itself.

Keywords

Vestibular migraine Migraine-associated vertigo Migraine headache Migrainous vertigo 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Christiana Care Health SystemWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Perleman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyThomas Jefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of OtolaryngologyAugusta UniversityAugustaUSA

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