Migraine-Associated Seizures With Recurrent and Reversible Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities
Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2004
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 265–270, March 2004
How to Cite
Mateo, I., Foncea, N., Vicente, I., Beldarrain, M. G. and Garcia-Monco, J. C. (2004), Migraine-Associated Seizures With Recurrent and Reversible Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 44: 265–270. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2004.04059.x
- Issue online: 12 MAR 2004
- Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2004
- Accepted for publication November 20, 2003.
- magnetic resonance imaging;
Migraine and epilepsy are highly comorbid, but the nature of their association remains unclear. Exceptionally, reversible brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities following migraine and seizures have been reported. There are no descriptions, however, of patients with recurrent brain MRI changes.
We report a patient with repeated episodes of migraine-with-aura–associated seizures (migralepsy) and recurrent and reversible brain MRI abnormalities. Location of the abnormalities was always consistent with the neurologic deficits.
The possibility that transient brain MRI abnormalities in a patient with migraine with aura followed by seizures may be due to migralepsy should be borne in mind to avoid misdiagnosis and potentially aggressive procedures.