Cortical spreading edema in persistent visual migraine aura

Dániel Bereczki, József Kollár, Norbert Kozák, Kornél Viszokay, Zoltán Barta, Judit Sikula, Mária Tünde Magyar

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We present imaging evidence of the spreading of cortical edema with reversibly restricted water diffusion from the left occipital to the temporoparietal cortex in persistent visual migraine aura in a 58-year-old man. The right-sided visual field defect lasting for 15 days was associated with discoupling of glucose metabolism and blood flow and the decreased apparent diffusion coefficient also suggested cytotoxic edema. At 8 weeks no signs were present, and magnetic resonance imaging became normal; therefore, long-lasting restricted cortical water diffusion, even if coupled with hypometabolism and edema, can be reversible in persistent visual migraine aura.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1226-1229
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2008



  • Aura
  • Diffusion weighted imaging
  • Edema
  • Metabolic depression
  • Migraine
  • Spreading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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