From the Department of Radiology, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Australia.
MRA Captures Vasospasm in Fatal Migrainous Infarction
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2007
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 280–283, February 2007
How to Cite
Marshall, N., Maclaurin, W. A. and Koulouris, G. (2007), MRA Captures Vasospasm in Fatal Migrainous Infarction. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 280–283. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00695.x
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 13 FEB 2007
- Accepted for publication September 5, 2006.
- magnetic resonance imaging
A 57-year-old woman presented with an escalation of her headaches which ultimately progressed to multiple strokes and death. MRI/MRA demonstrated diffuse vasospasm and other causes of stroke were excluded on premortem investigation and postmortem examination. Reversible MRI abnormalities, vasospasm on angiogram and fatal migrainous infarction have been previously reported; however, no previous case with this combination of clinical, imaging, and postmortem findings has been documented.