Migraine precipitated by head trauma in athletes

D. A. Plager, V. Purvin

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PURPOSE: To present the clinical features of a case of migraine precipitated by head trauma. METHODS: Detailed history was obtained and ophthalmic and neurologic examinations were performed. RESULTS: This patient's history of transient loss of vision followed by severe headache precipitated by a direct blow to the top of the head is characteristic of this phenomenon. Normal neurologic and ophthalmic examination findings, normal magnetic resonance imaging, and a history of similar episodes are all consistent with this diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Familiarity with this entity can obviate an expensive examination for patients with these classic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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