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Headache. 2010 Sep;50(8):1362-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2010.01745.x. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

Migraine and vertigo: a marriage of convenience?

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  • 1Neurotology Unit, Division of Otolaryngology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


"Migraine associated vertigo" is emerging as a popular diagnosis for patients with recurrent vertigo. However, in view of our current understanding of both migraine and vertigo, "migraine associated vertigo," in contrast to basilar artery migraine, is neither clinically nor biologically plausible as a migraine variant.

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