Surgical treatment of primary headaches

Angelo Franzini, Giuseppe Messina, Roberto Cordella, Alberto Proietti Cecchini, Massimo Leone, Gennaro Bussone

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Neuromodulation for the treatment of drug-refractory cranial neuralgias constitutes an exciting field of research for physicians; in the last decade, several methodologies have been described which could help many patients to exit such desperate conditions; although the exact mechanisms of action of these techniques are still matter of debate, several experimental and neuroradiological modalities can help us to get near the concept of understanding them. In this paper, the authors summarize the most recent surgical procedures used to treat severe and pharmaco-resistant cranial painful conditions, along with brief descriptions of the results obtained in the several published so far.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Cluster headache
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neuromodulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology


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