Perivascular meningeal projections from cat trigeminal ganglia: possible pathway for vascular headaches in man

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Science  10 Jul 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4504, pp. 228-230
DOI: 10.1126/science.6166046


Peroxidase-containing cell bodies were found in the ipsilateral trigeminal ganglia after horseradish peroxidase was applied to the proximal segment of the middle cerebral artery in seven cats. Cell bodies containing the enzyme marker were located among clusters of cells that project via the first division. The existence of sensory pathways surrounding large cerebral arteries provides an important neuroanatomical explanation for the hemicranial distribution of headaches associated with certain strokes and migraine.