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Slater recently described a vertiginous episodic syndrome almost constantly associated with migraine and proposed giving this syndrome the name of “Benign recurrent vertigo”. Five additional cases with the same clinical features are reported, confirming that: (a) this syndrome is clearly distinguishable from other previously described paroxysmal vestibulopathies, its most significant characteristics having a very high prevalence in women, recurrence of attacks, time correlation with menstrual phases, absence of cochlear and neurologic abnormalities; (b) association with either headache episodes or family history of migraine is almost constant, although there is no time relationship between vertigo and migraine attacks. We conclude that this syndrome appears, in descriptive terms and apart from its etiopathogenetic nature, as a distinct clinical entity and deserves to be further researched in its own right and also for its relationship with migraine.