Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2002;6:233-239.

This article reviews the less frequently encountered varieties of migraine. It is suggested that these disorders be approached by evaluating possible underlying etiologies before positively diagnosing migraine. This decreases the likelihood of “missing” structural or metabolic disorders. The classification, diagnostic evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment options of these disorders is reviewed and a selection of references appended for additional information.

Comment: Dr. Rothner is one of the most prominent pediatric neurology headache specialists in the country, and he sees a variety of atypical presentations of migraine. This is an excellent review of such presentations. SJT