Hypothalamic stimulation for intractable cluster headache: Long-term experience

Massimo Leone, Angelo Franzini, Giovanni Broggi, Gennaro Bussone

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The authors report long-term results of continuous hypothalamic stimulation in 16 chronic drug-refractory patients with cluster headache (CH). At a mean follow-up of 23 months, 13 patients are persistently pain-free or almost pain-free, and the other 3 are improved. There are no persistent side effects. Hypothalamic stimulation is an effective, safe, and well-tolerated alternative to surgery for chronic patients with drug-refractory CH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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