Migrainous complex hallucinations in a 17-year-old adolescent

Headache. 2011 Jun;51(6):999-1001. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2010.01823.x. Epub 2011 Jan 26.


Olfactory hallucinations have been reported in association with numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders, in particular as a component of partial complex seizure and psychiatric disorders, but are rarely described in migraine disease. We report the case of an adolescent who reported complex hallucinations during a migraine attack.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Electroencephalography
  • Hallucinations / diagnosis
  • Hallucinations / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Migraine with Aura / complications*