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Rupture of Middle Fossa Arachnoid Cyst Simulating New-Onset Migraine With Aura
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2009
© 2009 the Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 314–319, February 2010
How to Cite
Gil-Gouveia, R., Miguens, J. and Coiteiro, D. (2010), Rupture of Middle Fossa Arachnoid Cyst Simulating New-Onset Migraine With Aura. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 50: 314–319. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2009.01573.x
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 17 NOV 2009
- Accepted for publication September 14, 2009.
- migraine aura;
- arachnoid cyst;
- subdural hematoma
Arachnoid cysts represent a common, innocent, finding in routine neuroimaging of headache patients. We present the first report of symptomatic migraine with aura caused by the spontaneous rupture of a middle fossa arachnoid cyst into the subdural space. Brain imaging enabled an accurate diagnosis and, subsequently, adequate surgical management.