INTRODUCTION Migraine headache prevalence, etiology, and clinical presentations change from childhood to adulthood. Dural innervation plays a role in headache symptomatology, but the changes in innervation during development have not been fully explored in the literature.
METHODS A narrative literature review on developmental innervation of cranial dura mater in the context of migraine headache.
RESULTS Dural structures, nerve distributions, and pain attributed to migraine headache at varying stages of development are discussed herein with a focus on clinical findings and presentations.
CONCLUSIONS There are many differences in migraine presentation throughout development. Notably, the nervus spinosus and nervus tentorii may play a role in developmental differences in migraine headache presentations between children and adults.