Surgery for treatment of refractory chronic cluster headache: toward standard procedures

Angelo Franzini, Giuseppe Messina

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Abstract

The degree of disability due to chronic cluster headache refractory to conservative treatments justifies surgical procedures as second-line treatments. Many studies and reports nowadays confirm the efficacy of the two mostly used surgical techniques in such cases. Both deep brain stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation are in fact currently utilized for this purpose but the surgical technique has not yet been standardized. We describe the surgical steps of both procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2015

Keywords

  • Chronic cluster headache
  • Deep brain Stimulation
  • Hypothalamus
  • Occipital nerve stimulation
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)

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