Migraine-Like Visual Phenomena Associated With Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Authors

  • Daniel Seth Newman M.D.,

    1. From the Center for Cerebrovascular Disease Research and the Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
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  • Steven R. Levine M.D.,

    1. From the Center for Cerebrovascular Disease Research and the Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
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  • Valerie L. Curtis M.D.,

    1. From the Center for Cerebrovascular Disease Research and the Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
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  • K.M.A. Welch M.D.

    1. From the Center for Cerebrovascular Disease Research and the Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
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  • This work was supported in part by NIH grant #NS23393 and the American Heart Association of Michigan (SRL).

Abstract

SYNOPSIS

Two adults presented with new-onset migrainous-type visual disturbances and had angiographically demonstrated filling defects near the torcular Herophili. Neither patient had a visual field deficit nor cerebral computed tomography evidence of an occipital infarction. The association of migraine-like visual phenomena with cerebral venous thrombosis may provide insight into the pathogenesis of migraine.

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