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Cranial Magnetic Resonance
Imaging Findings In Patients With Migraine
Gozke E, MD; Ore O, MD; et al
Posted: March 2004  
Headache 2004;44:166-169

Objective:   To investigate the frequency of cranial magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in patients with migraine and their relationship to type, duration and frequency of migraine attacks.

Methods:   Forty-five patients (43 women, 2 men) with migraine whose ages ranged between 19 and 53 years were evaluated. Of the 45 patients, 20 had migraine with aura and 25 had migraine without aura, according to the diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society.

Conclusion:   Although there are no specific magnetic resonance imaging findings peculiar to migraine, detection of white matter foci should be taken into consideration in patients with migraine (especially migraine with aura). Frequency of attacks is an important indicator of existence of white matter foci.