Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2016. 1(4):99-101.

Adult abdominal pain; a rare cause of migraine disorders: case report
Narges Karimi


Abdominal migraine (AM) is one of the variants of migraine and is rare in the adults. This case report describes a 45- year- old woman with diagnosis of adult abdominal migraine.  The patient had improved with anti-migraine drugs. This disorder should be considered in the adult patients with abdominal pain who be normal complete gastrointestinal work up.


adult; abdominal pain; migraine; case report

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