Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2011 , Vol 2, Issue 3
Cranial Autonomic Symptoms In Migraine : Report of Two Cases
Pınar Dikmen Yalınay, Dilaver Kaya
Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Istanbul, Türkiye Cranial autonomic symptoms (CAS) (conjuctival injection, lacrimation, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, eyelid edema and forehead/facial sweating) are distinguishing features of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TAC), but significant number of migrane patients with or without aura may also develop CAS during their attacks of headache. The presence of CAS depends upon the activation of the trigeminal autonomic reflex. Headache that occurs in migraine with cranial autonomic symptoms varried from typical migraine, being more severe and more unilateral. We reported two migraine patients with CAS and discussed CAS in migraine. Keywords : cranial autonomic symptoms, migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, trigemino-autonomic reflex