Transcranial Doppler sonography in familial hemiplegic migraine.

F. Pierelli, F. Pauri, L. M. Cupini, G. Fiermonte, P. A. Rizzo

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A patient affected by familial hemiplegic migraine underwent Transcranial Doppler Sonography twice: the first during a spontaneous attack with right hemiparesis and aphasia, the second during a headache-free period. During the attack the following haemodynamic changes were seen: (a) bilateral increase in the middle cerebral artery and anterior cerebral artery blood flow velocities (this increase was more pronounced on the left side), (b) decreased systo-diastolic ratio and pulsatility index on the right side, (c) increased systo-diastolic ratio and pulsatility index on the left side. Our results indicate that during the attack in this familial hemiplegic migraine patient a diffuse vasoconstriction of the basal cerebral arteries developed. Moreover, Transcranial Doppler Sonography data suggest that a prolonged vasoconstriction of the peripheral arterioles could play a role in determining the neurological symptoms in this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalCephalalgia
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1991

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Doppler Transcranial Ultrasonography
Migraine with Aura
Vasoconstriction
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Anterior Cerebral Artery
Cerebral Arteries
Blood Flow Velocity
Aphasia
Middle Cerebral Artery
Arterioles
Paresis
Headache
Hemodynamics

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Pierelli, F., Pauri, F., Cupini, L. M., Fiermonte, G., & Rizzo, P. A. (1991). Transcranial Doppler sonography in familial hemiplegic migraine. Cephalalgia, 11(1), 29-31.

Transcranial Doppler sonography in familial hemiplegic migraine. / Pierelli, F.; Pauri, F.; Cupini, L. M.; Fiermonte, G.; Rizzo, P. A.

In: Cephalalgia, Vol. 11, No. 1, 02.1991, p. 29-31.

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Pierelli, F, Pauri, F, Cupini, LM, Fiermonte, G & Rizzo, PA 1991, 'Transcranial Doppler sonography in familial hemiplegic migraine.', Cephalalgia, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 29-31.
Pierelli F, Pauri F, Cupini LM, Fiermonte G, Rizzo PA. Transcranial Doppler sonography in familial hemiplegic migraine. Cephalalgia. 1991 Feb;11(1):29-31.
Pierelli, F. ; Pauri, F. ; Cupini, L. M. ; Fiermonte, G. ; Rizzo, P. A. / Transcranial Doppler sonography in familial hemiplegic migraine. In: Cephalalgia. 1991 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 29-31.
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