Emicrania con aura ed epilessia a scatenamento post-traumatico: Descrizione di un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Post-traumatic onset of migraine with aura and epilepsy: A case report

Girolamo Di Trapani, Guido De Rossi, Alessandro Capuano, Catello Vollono, Daniele Mei, Daniela Di Giuda, Diana Ferraro

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We describe a case of a young woman, with no history of migraine, who developed, after a brain injury, migraine with aura and epilepsy. The development of migraine with aura is quite rare in chronic posttraumatic headache. In this case, it's very interesting consider the coexistence of aura, epilepsy, and SPECT features. Although, to this day, no common physiopathogenetic theory has been able to explain the correlation between cranial trauma and post-traumatic migraine and epilepsy, some authors have advanced the theory that the trauma could act as a trigger for metabolic-ionic alterations, such as the spreading depression, which could justify the cortical activation at the basis of epilectic crises and, on the other hand, the activation of the vascular-trigeminal system and hence of the pain pathways.

Translated title of the contributionPost-traumatic onset of migraine with aura and epilepsy: A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalRivista di Neurobiologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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