Migraine-associated vertigo


Peter Savundra, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, England WC1 3BG. Tel. + 44 171 837 3611, fax + 44 171 829 8775


A retrospective analysis was performed on consecutive series of 363 patients presenting with vertigo; 32% had migraine. Of the 224 patients with no pathology other than migraine or vestibular dysfunction, migraineurs had a significantly higher prevalence of normal, central, and combined central and peripheral vestibular dysfunction compared to non-migraineurs. The combination of central and peripheral vestibular signs was a feature of migraine with aura. The results support the hypothesis that migraine-associated vertigo is a diagnostic entity.