What is migraine with brainstem aura (basilar migraine)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Migraine with brainstem aura (also known as basilar migraine, basilar artery migraine, or Bickerstaff syndrome) is a subtype of migraine with aura. It most commonly is observed in adolescent and young adult females. Headache pain is located in the occipital area.


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