Neuromodulation in treatment of refractory headaches

Angelo Franzini, Massimo Leone, Giuseppe Messina, Roberto Cordella, Carlo Marras, Gennaro Bussone, Giovanni Broggi

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Abstract

The field of neuromodulation is emerging as a promising and alternative therapeutical option for many drug-resistant clinical conditions, including painful syndromes such as refractory chronic cluster headache (CCH) and trigeminal neuralgia. We here report a series of patients who have undergone Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) of Posterior Hypothalamus for chronic cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain, matching their corresponding clinical results and also suggesting a role for Great Occipital Nerve Stimulation (which is a much less invasive procedure) in the treatment of CCH. According to us, the refinement of surgical techniques and of metabolic and functional brain neuroradiological investigations will lead to a refinement of the therapeutical strategies in such patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume29
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Cluster Headache
Headache
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Posterior Hypothalamus
Facial Pain
Deep Brain Stimulation
Therapeutics
Brain
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Cluster headache
  • Neuromodulation
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Neuromodulation in treatment of refractory headaches. / Franzini, Angelo; Leone, Massimo; Messina, Giuseppe; Cordella, Roberto; Marras, Carlo; Bussone, Gennaro; Broggi, Giovanni.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 29, No. SUPPL. 1, 05.2008.

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Franzini, Angelo ; Leone, Massimo ; Messina, Giuseppe ; Cordella, Roberto ; Marras, Carlo ; Bussone, Gennaro ; Broggi, Giovanni. / Neuromodulation in treatment of refractory headaches. In: Neurological Sciences. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. SUPPL. 1.
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