Red Ear Syndrome and Migraine: Report of Eight Cases
Article first published online: 19 APR 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 147–151, February 2002
How to Cite
Raieli, V., Monastero, R., Santangelo, G., Eliseo, G. L., Eliseo, M. and Camarda, R. (2002), Red Ear Syndrome and Migraine: Report of Eight Cases. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 42: 147–151. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2002.02033.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2002
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2002
- Accepted for publication August 10, 2001.
- red ear syndrome;
- nervus trigeminus
We describe eight idiopathic cases of red ear syndrome in seven children and one adult. All were migraineurs with a history of paroxysmally painful and red ear, unilateral or alternating, in isolation or associated with migraine attacks. The reported duration of these episodes varied from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Neurologic examination, brain MRI and CT scans, and x-rays of the cervical spine were normal. The close temporal relationship between the “red ear episodes” and migraine attacks suggests an association between the two conditions.