Ophthalmoplegic Migraine With Reversible Enhancement of Intraparenchymal Abducens Nerve on MRI
Article first published online: 19 APR 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 140–141, February 2002
How to Cite
Te Gyu Lee, Choi, W.-S. and Chung, K.-C. (2002), Ophthalmoplegic Migraine With Reversible Enhancement of Intraparenchymal Abducens Nerve on MRI. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 42: 140–141. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2002.02031.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2002
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2002
- Accepted for publication May 15, 2001.
- ophthalmoplegic migraine;
- abducens nerve;
- intraparenchymal enhancement;
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
We describe a patient with ophthalmoplegic migraine and right abducens nerve palsy, in whom serial magnetic resonance imaging showed a transient, gadolinium-enhancing lesion in the right lower pons, during both headache and the headache-free period. The enhancing linear lesion was felt to represent intraparenchymal fibers of the affected abducens nerve. The possible pathophysiology of this unique finding is discussed.