Occipital arteriovenous malformations and migraine.

  title={Occipital arteriovenous malformations and migraine.},
  author={Francesca Galletti and Paola Sarchielli and Mohamed A Hamam and C Costa and Letizia Maria Cupini and Gabriela Cardaioli and Vincenzo Belcastro and Paolo Eusebi and Pierpaolo Lunardi and Paolo Calabresi},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  volume={31 12},
BACKGROUND Headache has been reported to be the first clinical presentation in several patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Headache associated with AVMs often shows characteristics of migraine with and without aura. Angiographic characteristics of AVMs, such as their location, could determine the 'migraine-like' features of attacks. METHODS We performed an observational study of the clinical and angiographic characteristics of a cohort of 40 consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING


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