Migraine-like visual phenomena associated with cerebral venous thrombosis

Headache. 1989 Feb;29(2):82-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1989.hed2902082.x.


Two adults presented with new-onset migrainous-type visual disturbances and had angiographically demonstrated filling defects near the torcular Herophili. Neither patient had a visual field deficit nor cerebral computed tomography evidence of an occipital infarction. The association of migraine-like visual phenomena with cerebral venous thrombosis may provide insight into the pathogenesis of migraine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / complications*
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine Disorders / etiology*
  • Radiography
  • Vision Disorders / etiology*