Pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials in migraineurs with or without visual aura

Sener H., Haktanır İ., Demirci S.

HEADACHE, vol.37, pp.449-451, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1997.3707449.x
  • Journal Name: HEADACHE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-451
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


To determine the possible electrophysiologic changes in migraineurs with or without visual aura, we investigated pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials in 39 patients. We compared the mean P100 latency and amplitude of 16 patients with aura, 23 patients without aura, and 17 age-and sex-matched normal subjects. There were no significant differences between groups. There was no correlation between age and the parameters in any group. However, in 7 of 23 patients without aura, the P100 latency was longer than the mean control value + 2 SD. The mean disease duration in this subgroup was significantly longer than the means of the remaining 16 patients without aura or the patients with aura (P<0.05 for each). This suggests the possibility that P100 latency prolongation is a consequence, but not an entity caused by the pathogenetic mechanism of the disease from the beginning.