This work was supported by a grant from the Freed Foundation, Washington, D.C.
An Unusual Case of Migraine Accompaniments With Permanent Sequela - A Case Report
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 26, Issue 6, pages 266–270, June 1986
How to Cite
Fisher, C.M. (1986), An Unusual Case of Migraine Accompaniments With Permanent Sequela - A Case Report. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 26: 266–270. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1986.hed2606266.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: April 29, 1986
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A woman aged 44 had recurrent migrainous scintillating scotomas without headache one or more times daily beginning before the age of 7. Spells were brought on by hunger, anger and regularly by straining to have a bowel movement. At age 44, while straining, she experienced a sharp pain in the head, a buzzing sound, virtual blindness and numbness of the left side. A left homonymous hemianopia persisted. During convalesence she experienced unusually vivid hallucinations in the hemianopic field and on phenytoin sodium therapy two sets of hallucinations ran at the same time. The head pain of this type of “catastrophic migraine” may be a third type of migraine pain.