Acute treatment of intractable migraine with sphenopalatine ganglion electrical stimulation.

@article{Tepper2009AcuteTO,
  title={Acute treatment of intractable migraine with sphenopalatine ganglion electrical stimulation.},
  author={Stewart J. Tepper and Ali Rezai and Samer N. Narouze and Charles P. Steiner and Pouya Mohajer and Mehdi Ansarinia},
  journal={Headache},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={983-9}
}
BACKGROUND We report preliminary results of a novel acute treatment for intractable migraine. The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) has sensorimotor and autonomic components and is involved in migraine pathophysiology. METHODS In 11 patients with medically refractory migraine, the sphenopalatine fossa was accessed with a 20-gauge needle using the standard infrazygomatic transcoronoid approach under fluoroscopy. Patients underwent temporary unilateral electric stimulation of the SPG with a… CONTINUE READING