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New research 870: Surgical treatment of headache

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New research 870: Surgical treatment of headache

Headache. 2014 Mar;54(3):409-29. doi: 10.1111/head.12294. Epub 2014 Feb 11.

The surgical treatment of headache.

Hong J1, Roberts DW.

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Medically refractory headache is an uncommon but difficult-to-treat clinical problem. Patients who fail maximal medical management may be candidates for invasive treatment. In this review, we critically examine the literature on the range of surgical treatments currently available for migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, idiopathic intracranial hypertension and Chiari malformation type 1, with particular attention to patient selection, treatment efficacy, and complications.


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