Decreased Jugular Venous Distensibility in Migraine

Chih Ping Chung, A. Ching Chao, Hung Y. Hsu, Shing Jong Lin, Han H. Hu

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It has been demonstrated that internal jugular vein (IJV) compression aggravates headache intensity in patients of migraine. We hypothesized that patients with migraine may have veins that are less distensible; consequently, these veins are more likely to develop and transmit venous hypertension caused by the increased venous blood volume during IJV compression. We used ultrasonography to measure the extent of venodilatation and distensibility of IJV in response to increased transmural pressure, which was produced by a Valsalva maneuver. The extent of venodilatation were compared between 23 migraine patients (5 men, 18 women; mean age: 40.22 ± 12.71 years, range: 27-7 years) and 23 age- and gender-matched normal individuals (5 men, 18 women; mean age: 40.23 ± 12.04 years, range: 27-7 years). In the result, the venodilatation of IJV in response to each level of Valsalva pressure in patients with migraine was significantly less than that in normal individuals. Our results suggest that patients with migraine have less compliant IJVs, which makes them susceptible to cerebral venous hypertension. Further studies are needed to elucidate the clinical implications of decreased venous distensibility in migraine patients. (E-mail:
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期刊Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物物理學
  • 放射學、核子醫學和影像學
  • 放射與超音波技術


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