Dilatação dos espaços de Virchow-Robin em pacientes com migrânea

Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria 01/2001; DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2001000200010
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Os espaços de Virchow-Robin (EVR) são invaginações do espaço subpial, formando uma bainha de revestimento tubular contendo um vaso, que separa o espaço subaracnóide do subpial. A ressonância magnética (RM) é o único método de imagem capaz de avaliar este detalhe anatômico. Nós estudamos a possível associação entre EVR dilatados e migrânea. Avaliamos 70 pacientes com idade compreendida entre 13 e 54 anos (média 36,5 anos), com diagnóstico clínico de migrânea e comparamos com grupo controle com igual número de pacientes com idade compreendida entre 14 e 64 anos (média de 42 anos), sem antecedentes de cefaléia. Observamos aumento dos EVR em 28 casos (40%) dos pacientes com migrânea. No grupo controle tal achado foi encontrado em apenas 5 casos (7,1%). Alertamos, ainda, sobre a importância na detecção e reconhecimento dos EVR, bem como o seu diagnóstico diferencial com infartos lacunares e cistos da fissura coroidea.

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