A case of atypical sporadic hemiplegic migraine associated with PFO and hypoplasia of vertebro-basilar system

@inproceedings{Brighina2009ACO,
  title={A case of atypical sporadic hemiplegic migraine associated with PFO and hypoplasia of vertebro-basilar system},
  author={Filippo Brighina and Giacomo Gurgone and Rosa Maria Gaglio and Antonio Palermo and Giuseppe Cosentino and Brigida Fierro},
  booktitle={The Journal of Headache and Pain},
  year={2009}
}
We describe the case of a patient with atypical hemiplegic migraine and associated basilar symptoms, where a large patent foramen ovale (PFO) and hypoplasia of basilar artery were found. The longer period of 4-year remission of the headache attacks was coincident with the percutaneous PFO closure. When 5 years after, hemiplegic migraine attacks relapsed, with more relevant basilar symptoms, a mild re-opening of PFO was found. The atypical presentation of attacks with basilar symptoms and… CONTINUE READING

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