MRI findings in a case of ophthalmoplegic migraine

Headache. 1993 May;33(5):234-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1993.hed3305234.x.


MRI using gadolinium contrast material can demonstrate lesions in cranial nerves. Tumors and inflammatory lesions have been described. There is little published information on MRI of cranial nerves in patients with migraine headaches with ophthalmoplegia. We present a case of ophthalmoplegic migraine with a cranial nerve abnormality which was subsequently shown to improve as the patient clinically improved. Implications from this finding are discussed in relation to the pathophysiology of ophthalmoplegic migraine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Migraine Disorders / complications
  • Migraine Disorders / pathology*
  • Ophthalmoplegia / complications
  • Ophthalmoplegia / pathology*