Migraña oftalmopléjica, variantes y secuelas: Comunicación de cuatro observaciones

Translated title of the contribution: Ophthalmoplegic migraine, variants and effects: Report of four observations

Jeanine Obage, Rafael Muci-Mendoza, Emely Karam, V. Hernández

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Ophthalmoplegic migraine in childhood is a painful migraine or headache complicated by an isolated III, IV or VI oculo- motor nerve palsy followed by total resolution without sequelae. The pathogenesis is unclear, however, more recently an hypothesis of trigeminovascular system activation have been proposed. The authors reported four patients with ophthalmoplegic migraine: three children with third cranial nerve palsy; one of them developed secondary aberrant regeneration of the third nerve. It is an exceptional case, because in the international literature less than ten patients had been reported. One case was an adult patient with recurrent nerve palsy (two episodes of sixth cranial nerve palsy and one event of third nerve palsy.) Clinical and neuroradiological manifestations are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionOphthalmoplegic migraine, variants and effects: Report of four observations
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalGaceta Medica de Caracas
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain magnetic resonance
  • Oculomotor palsy
  • Oftalmoplegic migraine
  • Secondary oculomotor aberrant regeneration
  • Trigeminalvascular theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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