Serial MRI in a case of familial hemiplegic migraine

  title={Serial MRI in a case of familial hemiplegic migraine},
  author={David J A Butteriss and V. E. Ramesh and D. Birchall},
We report MRI findings in a patient with familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) with repeated episodes of hemiparesis. FHM is caused by a penetrant autosomal dominant genetic mutation; several mutations have been genotyped, involving brain-expressed ion channels. We found cerebral oedema, dilatation of intracerebral vessels and decreased water diffusion contralateral to the hemiparesis, not respecting vascular territories, with subsequent complete resolution of both clinical and imaging… CONTINUE READING


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