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Lifetime Basilar Migraine: A Pontine Syndrome?


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A. Carota, Service de Neurologie, CHUV, BH-13, CH—1011, Lausanne, Suisse.


We describe the clinical and radiological findings of an 82-year-old woman patient with basilar type migraine attacks occurring over 70 years with a similar pattern of intensity and symptoms. We provide some evidence to suggest that gradual development of calcifications in the pontine tegmental nuclei can trigger attacks of basilar type migraine.