abdominal migraine


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ab·dom·i·nal mi·graine

1. migraine in children accompanied by paroxysmal abdominal pain. This must be distinguished from similar symptoms requiring surgical attention.
2. a disorder that causes intermittent abdominal pain and is believed to be related to migraine; abdominal migraine has some of the features of migraine, for example, there may be a strong family history of migraine headaches, and the condition may be relieved by sleep; however, a headache may not be present. The diagnosis depends on excluding other causes of abdominal pain.

abdominal migraine

Intermittent attacks of prolonged and intense upper abdominal pain, often associated with nausea or vomiting. The condition is considered a variant of migraine headache. Synonym: cyclic vomiting syndrome
See also: migraine

Abdominal migraine

Another term that is sometimes used for CVS.

ab·dom·i·nal mi·graine

(ab-domi-năl mīgrān)
1. Migraine in children accompanied by paroxysmal abdominal pain. This must be distinguished from similar symptoms requiring surgical attention.
2. Disorder that causes intermittent abdominal pain and is believed to be related to migraines.
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Prevalence and clinical features of abdominal migraine compared with those of migraine headache.
Of 458 children who met inclusion criteria, 4% (20) met the IHS diagnostic criteria for abdominal migraine, while another 11% (50) were considered probable diagnoses of abdominal migraine with documentation lacking for at least one diagnostic criterion.
In the 1990s, he carried out a study in Aberdeen into the incidence of abdominal migraine in children.
The causes of functional RAP include irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, abdominal migraine, aerophagia, and psychiatric disorders.