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Electronystagmographic investigations in migraine and cluster headache during the pain-free interval.
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PMID:  2611885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An involvement of vestibulocochlear functions has been assumed to occur in migraine even in headache-free intervals. To obtain further information on this subject, we investigated an unselected group of patients with various forms of migraine (n = 94) and cluster headache (n = 8) during pain-free periods by means of electronystagmography (ENG). The investigation showed a normal ENG in all patients with cluster headache and in 85 (90.4%) patients with migraine. Five patients showed increased occurrence of horizontal deviations, indicating an impairment of vigilance. A pathological ENG was observed in only four patients, of whom one with "basilar migraine" showed a disturbance of central vestibular functions. Based on the employed methods, it is concluded that vestibular dysfunctions, and in particular those of central origin, are not common in cluster headache and in migraine-with the possible exception of basilar artery migraine.
H P Schlake; B Hofferberth; K H Grotemeyer; I W Husstedt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-09     Completed Date:  1990-03-09     Revised Date:  2008-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Münster, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Headache / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / physiopathology*
Pain / physiopathology
Vascular Headaches / physiopathology*

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