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A method for determining when the superficial scalp arteries are the source of migraine pain

Elliot Shevel


In some patients the pain of migraine originates in the extracranial cranial arteries. This article describes the location and a logical examination sequence of the vessels most frequently involved in migraine pain.

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Elliot Shevel, The Headache Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Migraine; Extracranial arteries; Scalp arteries

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South African Medical Journal 2017;107(8):691-693. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i8.12417

Article History

Date submitted: 2017-07-28
Date published: 2017-07-28

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