Transcranial magnetic stimulation confirms hyperexcitability of occipital cortex in migraine.

@article{Aurora1998TranscranialMS,
  title={Transcranial magnetic stimulation confirms hyperexcitability of occipital cortex in migraine.},
  author={Sheena K. Aurora and B K Ahmad and Kenneth Michael A Welch and P Bhardhwaj and Nabih M. Ramadan},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={1111-4}
}
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that the hyperexcitability of occipital cortex neurons may predispose migraine subjects to develop spreading depression, the putative basis of migraine with aura (MwA). To date there is no direct physiologic correlate confirming this in patients. Accordingly, we evaluated the differences in the threshold of occipital cortex excitation between MwA patients and normal controls (C) using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). METHODS TMS was performed using the… CONTINUE READING

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