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Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 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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