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What is a basilar artery migraine?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry
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In brief: Disturbance of brain

This is a disturbance at the base of the brain, hospital testing should be done to eliminate the presence of other more severe problems that may cause similar symptoms.
You should see a neurologist for appropriate initial diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Disturbance of brain

This is a disturbance at the base of the brain, hospital testing should be done to eliminate the presence of other more severe problems that may cause similar symptoms.
You should see a neurologist for appropriate initial diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Michael Stern
Dr. Michael Stern
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