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Neurologia. 1997 Dec;12 Suppl 5:1-6.

[Basilar artery migraine].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.


Basilar artery migraine is a rare headache characterized by attacks preceded and/or accompanied by transitory focal neurologic symptoms that point to dysfunction in the region irrigated by the basilar artery and its branches. Clinical variation in presentation can complicate differential diagnosis. We review the clinical characteristics, diagnostic criteria, complementary tests and most frequent results, as well as the differential diagnoses to be taken into consideration. We also suggest possible prophylactic and therapeutic measures based on recent genetic studies.

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