Phantosmia and Migraine With and Without Headache

Headache. 2016 Oct;56(9):1494-1502. doi: 10.1111/head.12890. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Abstract

Phantosmia is a rare migraine aura. We present two cases of phantosmias occurring before migraine headaches and also without headaches. To our knowledge, these are the third and fourth cases of phantosmias ever reported due to migraine aura without headache.

Keywords: headache; migraine; olfactory hallucination; phantosmia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hallucinations / complications
  • Hallucinations / diagnosis
  • Hallucinations / therapy
  • Headache / complications*
  • Headache / diagnosis
  • Headache / therapy
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine with Aura / complications*
  • Migraine with Aura / diagnosis
  • Migraine with Aura / therapy