Which clinical history findings are characteristic of basilar migraine in children?

Updated: Nov 19, 2019
  • Author: Wendy G Mitchell, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP, FANA  more...
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A patient with basilar migraine may have an aura followed by dizziness, vertigo, syncope, and dysarthria. Headache may be minimal or absent. This variant is observed most frequently in adolescent girls. The differential diagnosis includes cardiogenic or vasovagal syncope, inner ear disease, somatoform disorder, and posterior-fossa tumors.


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