Internal carotid occlusion associated with migraine syndrome: A case study of a 22-year-old female

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Migraine and migraine-like headaches are sometimes associated with acquired types of carotid artery disease. We examined a 22-year-old female suffering from periodic migraine, sometimes with 'atypical' features. Color Flow Duplex Sonography revealed an occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (ICA) and a possible severe stenosis of the cervical segment of the left ICA. Digital Subtraction Angiography combined with Angio-Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echographic Imaging suggested the possibility of a fibromuscular dysplasia involving both ICAs. It is suggested that some atypical features of headache could represent symptoms of a carotid pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalFunctional Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996



  • fibromuscular dysplasia
  • headache
  • internal carotid thrombosis
  • vascular ultrasonogrpahy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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