Headache rounds: Sudden, transient neurologic symptoms in a woman with migraine

Roni Sharon*, Melissa L. Rayhill, Tobias Kurth, Elizabeth Loder

*Corresponding author for this work

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The following article is a Graham Headache Center headache rounds presentation at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital by fellows Roni Sharon and Melissa Rayhill with special guest Tobias Kurth. It summarizes the case of a 36-year-old female with no history of migraine in the past, presenting with several transient neurological episodes associated with headache. Her history, symptoms, imaging workup is reviewed. Following the case is a discussion of the differential diagnosis for the patient's symptoms along with a review of the association of migraine with and without aura with vascular neurological insult such as stroke. The article also discusses the clinical implications of migraine as a risk factor for stroke along with possible treatment recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1274-1282
Number of pages9
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • TIA
  • headache
  • migraine


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