Internal jugular vein valve insufficiency is not increased in migraine: an ultrasound study in migraine patients and control participants

Izabela Domitrz , Grzegorz Styczynski , Justyna Wilczko , Lucja Gadomska , Beata Parzuchowska , Wojciech Domitrz , Anna Kamińska


Migraine is a common neurological disorder of unclear pathogenesis. Recently incompetence of internal jugular vein valve (IJVVI) was found to be associated with some neurological conditions of unknown etiology such as benign cough headache, primary exertional headache or transient global amnesia. Common vascular mechanism linking transiently increased cerebral venous pressure with the above mentioned conditions was then postulated. Therefore we decided to investigate whether IJVVI may be associated with migraine. The aim of our study was to evaluate the occurrence of IJVVI and retrograde flow duration in 70 (56 females) migraine patients by color Doppler ultrasound during Valsalva maneuver.We assessed internal jugular vein valve in 44 patients with migraine without aura (39 female); mean age 37 ± 9 yrs. and in 26 patients with migraine with typical aura (17 female); mean age 34 ± 9 yrs. Age- and sex-matched control group consisted of 42 healthy persons (33 female); mean age 32 ± 1 yrs. Frequency of the internal jugular vein valve insufficiency was similar in patients with migraine and in the healthy subjects (51% v. 40%, p = 0.26). Also mean values of retrograde flow duration were similar in both groups (2.4 ± 0.8 sec in migraine group and 2.2 ± 1.2 sec in controls, p = 0.14). The results of our study show no evidence for an increased prevalence of IJVVI in migraine patients.

Author Izabela Domitrz - [Medical University of Warsaw]
Izabela Domitrz,,
, Grzegorz Styczynski
Grzegorz Styczynski,,
, Justyna Wilczko
Justyna Wilczko,,
, Lucja Gadomska
Lucja Gadomska,,
, Beata Parzuchowska
Beata Parzuchowska,,
, Wojciech Domitrz (FMIS / DAST)
Wojciech Domitrz,,
- Department of Analysis and Sigularity Theory
, Anna Kamińska
Anna Kamińska,,
Journal seriesJournal of Headache and Pain, ISSN 1129-2369
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets3.9
ASJC Classification2703 Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; 2728 Clinical Neurology; 2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 11-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 11-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 2; WoS Citations = 2; GS Citations = 1.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.376; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 3.281 (2) - 2013=2.753 (5)
Citation count*1 (2015-12-12)
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?