Middle cerebral artery occlusion with migraine

Stroke. 1982 May-Jun;13(3):308-11. doi: 10.1161/01.str.13.3.308.


A seven-year-old boy with migraine and a family history of hemiplegic migraine is described who, during an exacerbation, developed dysphasia and right hemiparesis. A CT scan showed a hypodense left cerebral lesion. Angiography revealed occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery at its origin. This represents the youngest case of stroke with migraine and, to our knowledge, is the first case report of angiogram-documented middle cerebral occlusion associated with migraine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Migraine Disorders / complications*
  • Migraine Disorders / genetics
  • Propranolol / therapeutic use
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Propranolol