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Migraine-MRI Findings

"Migraineurs are at increased risk of cerebellar infarcts and supratentorial white matter lesions. The prevalence, frequency, and distribution of infratentorial hyperintense lesions in migraine are unknown. Authors found an increased prevalence of infratentorial (mostly pontine) hyperintensities in migraineurs from the general population. This extends the knowledge about vulnerable brain regions and type of lesions in migraine brains. A hemodynamic ischemic pathogenesis is likely, but further research is needed."
Brain stem and cerebellar hyperintense lesions in migraine. By Kruit MC, Launer LJ, Ferrari MD, van Buchem MA in Stroke 2006 Apr;37(4):1109-12. Epub 2006 Feb 23.
Migraine-MRI Findings Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 Rating: 5

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