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Table 2 Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics of bilateral thalami of healthy controls (HC), migraine with exclusively visual aura (MA) patients, and migraine with complex neurological aura (MA+) patients scanned between attacks. Data are expressed as means ± SD; * MA + vs. HCs p < 0.025, ** MA + vs. HCs and vs. MA p < 0.025

From: Thalamo-cortical networks in subtypes of migraine with aura patients

DTI metrics HC
(n = 19)
MA
(n = 20)
MA+
(n = 15)
   Right thalamus  
Fractional anisotropy 0.3483 ± 0.02864 0.3372 ± 0.02512 0.3566 ± 0.3286
Mean diffusivity 0.00118 ± 0.00011 0.00123 ± 0.00008 0.00109 ± 0.00008 *
Axial diffusivity 0.00152 ± 0.00009 0.00158 ± 0.00009 0.00145 ± 0.00007 *
Radial diffusivity 0.00100 ± 0.00012 0.00105 ± 0.00008 0.00092 ± 0.00009 *
   Left thalamus  
Fractional anisotropy 0.3379 ± 0.02513 0.3341 ± 0.02881 0.3541 ± 0.03359
Mean diffusivity 0.00122 ± 0.00010 0.00123 ± 0.00010 0.00111 ± 0.00010 **
Axial diffusivity 0.00156 ± 0.00010 0.00157 ± 0.00008 0.00146 ± 0.00008 **
Radial diffusivity 0.00104 ± 0.00011 0.00105 ± 0.00011 0.00093 ± 0.00011 **