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Acephalgic Migraine
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  Scintillating Scotoma
Scintillating Scotoma is a neurological syndrome. It is a variant of migraine in which the patient may experience aura, nausea, photophobia, hemiparesis and other migraine symptoms but does not experience headache. Scintillating Scotoma is also referred to as amigrainous migraine or optical migraine or Acephalgic Migraine.

Sufferers of Scintillating Scotoma are more likely than the general population to develop classical migraine with headache.

The prevention and treatment of Scintillating Scotoma is broadly the same as for classical migraine. However, because of the absence of "headache," diagnosis of Scintillating Scotoma is apt to be significantly delayed and the risk of misdiagnosis significantly increased.

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