basilar migraine


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Related to basilar migraine: basilar artery, Hemiplegic migraine, Basilar Artery Migraine

bas·i·lar mi·graine

a migraine accompanied by transient brainstem signs (for example, vertigo, tinnitus, perioral numbness, diplopia) thought to be due to vasospastic narrowing of the basilar artery.

basilar migraine

A type of classical migraine often associated with the menstrual cycle that first appears in adolescence and occurs primarily in young women, which is linked to a vasomotor defect of the carotid or vertebrobasilar arteries; in basilar migraines, aura symptoms are thought to arise in the brainstem or occipital lobes.
 
Clinical findings
Loss of consciousness, drop attacks, vertigo, alternating hemiplegia and confusion; may be accompanied by ataxi, incoordination, diplopia, dysarthria and nystagmus, as well as pallor, vomiting and photophobia; possibly followed by polydipsia, polyuria and irritability.

basilar migraine

Neurology A type of classical migraine that first appears in adolescence, primarily in young ♀, often associated with the menstrual cycle, which is linked to a vasomotor defect of a major brain artery (carotid, vertebrobasilar); in BMs, aura symptoms are thought to arise in the brainstem or occipital lobes Clinical Loss of consciousness, drop attacks, vertigo, alternating hemiplegia, and confusion, +– accompanied by ataxia, incoordination, diplopia, dysarthria, and nystagmus, as well as pallor, vomiting, and photophobia, possibly followed by polydipsia, polyuria, irritability. See Classical migraine.

bas·i·lar mi·graine

(basi-lăr mīgrān)
Headache accompanied by transient brainstem signs (e.g., vertigo, tinnitus, perioral numbness, diplopia).

bas·i·lar mi·graine

(basi-lăr mīgrān)
Migraine accompanied by transient brainstem signs (e.g., vertigo, tinnitus, perioral numbness, diplopia) thought due to vasospastic narrowing of basilar artery.
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