DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.10.1692

Volume Calculation of Brain Structures in Migraine Disease by Using MriStudio

Özgür Palancı, Ahmet Kalaycıoğlu, Niyazi Acer, İlker Eyüpoğlu, Vildan A. Çakmak


Migraine is a neurological disorder that is known as headache and accompanies attacks of neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms and prevents daily life activities of the person. In the literature, the volume changes of many structures in the brain have been investigated using brain magnetic resonance images (MRI) of migraine patients, but it has not yet been investigated whether there is a comprehensive and detailed volume change involving all the structures of the brain. The purpose of this study is to examine the brain structures in a wide range and to determine in which regions the volume changes. In this study, 25 healthy subjects and 25 migraine patients were included in the study. SPSS 15.0 program was used for statistical analysis. The Mristudio was used in our study when we examined the volumes of migraine patients and brain structures of healthy individuals. Statistically significant volume changes were found in the volumes of structures found in the brain frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal lobes. Volumetric changes were assessed in terms of duration of illness and frequency of attacks. In conclusion, our study is compatible with migraine pathophysiology. Structural changes in the brain are thought to be a risk factor for migraine. The evidence on the relationship of regional gray matter volumetric change detected in migraine is unclear. We believe that this ambiguity is caused by the method used.


Brain Volume, Migraine, MRIStudio, Attack Fever, Disease duration

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