What is the neuronal theory of migraine etiology?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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The vascular theory was replaced by the neuronal theory, which suggests that migraine with aura is related to the paroxysmal depolarization of cortical neurons. However, neither theory adequately explained the pathophysiology of migraine.


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