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Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Basilar migraine: A subset of migraine patients get this syndrome because of spasm to this artery system of the brain. Since the basilar artery provides blood to the back of the brain, those brain structures get temporarily deprived of blood. Symptoms can be dramatic with total blindness, followed by vertigo, slurred speech, and confusion. Full recovery is the rule.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the consequences of having basilar artery migraine?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/legs, clumsy speech. This is often familial. A higher stroke risk exists with this type. Blood clotting abnormalities may be present predisposing to strokes.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is a basilar artery migraine?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Brainstem origin: More common in woman, is associated with an aura of < than one hour followed by a headache. The aura produces a field cut (loss of vision) leading to temporary blindness, followed by ataxia, vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, bilateral paresthesia, or a change in the level of consciousness. It affects all age groups and both sexes. The presentation can be confusing.

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