Migraine--a risk factor for dissection of cervical arteries

Headache. 1989 Oct;29(9):560-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1989.hed2909560.x.


A case control study technique was employed to test for an association between non-traumatic cervical artery dissection and several possible risk factors. A significant positive association was shown with migraine, independent of type and treatment regimen. No such relationship was found with smoking history, hypertension or past oral contraceptive use. There was, however a significant and independent association with current oral contraceptive use.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology*
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / etiology*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine Disorders / complications*
  • Risk Factors
  • Subclavian Artery*