Fast Five Quiz: Migraine Variants

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA


October 12, 2020

Basilar migraine is also known as Bickerstaff syndrome. It typically appears with symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency, which may precede a headache. Dizziness and vertigo are the most common symptoms. Other symptoms include headache accompanied by ataxia, tinnitus, impaired hearing, nausea and vomiting, dysarthria, diplopia, loss of balance, bilateral paresthesias or paresis, altered consciousness, syncope, and sometimes loss of consciousness.

Retinal migraine, hemiplegic migraine, and cyclic vomiting syndrome are other migraine variants.

Learn more about basilar migraine.


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