An update on the blood vessel in migraine.

  title={An update on the blood vessel in migraine.},
  author={K. C. Brennan and Andrew Nicholas Charles},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={23 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The cranial blood vessel is considered an integral player in the pathophysiology of migraine, but its perceived role has been subject to much discussion and controversy over the years. We will discuss the evolution in our scientific understanding of cranial blood vessels (primarily arteries) in migraine. RECENT FINDINGS Recent developments have clarified the role of cranial blood vessels in the trigemino-vascular system and in cortical spreading depression. An underlying… CONTINUE READING