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Cerebral polyopia in migraine: a clinical case


We describe an 8-year-old, with a 1-year history of migraine without aura who experienced an episode of unusual visual aura, characterised by a fourfold view of her mother's image. These images were clearly visible only on their right half, and lasted about 30 min, followed by her typical migraine. A peripheral mechanism seems unlikely in this case, so we propose a cerebral mechanism, possibly by means of spreading depression involving the occipital lobe with secondary spread to neighbouring areas.

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Received: 14 January 2000, Accepted in revised form: 2 August 2000

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Raieli, V., Eliseo, G., La Franca, G. et al. Cerebral polyopia in migraine: a clinical case. J Headache Pain 1, 127–129 (2000).

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  • Key words Polyopia
  • Aura
  • Migraine
  • Spreading depression


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