Anatomical study of the third occipital nerve and its potential role in occipital headache/neck pain following midline dissections of the craniocervical junction.

@article{Tubbs2011AnatomicalSO,
  title={Anatomical study of the third occipital nerve and its potential role in occipital headache/neck pain following midline dissections of the craniocervical junction.},
  author={R Shane Tubbs and Martin M. Mortazavi and Marious Loukas and Anthony V D'Antoni and Mohammadali M Shoja and Joshua J. Chern and Aaron Afshin Cohen-Gadol},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={71-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Occipital neuralgia can be a debilitating disease and may occur following operative procedures near the occipital and nuchal regions. One nerve of this region, the third occipital nerve (TON), has received only scant attention, and its potential contribution to occipital neuralgia has not been appreciated. Therefore, in the present study the authors aimed to detail the anatomy of this nerve and its relationships to midline surgical approaches of the occiput and posterior neck… CONTINUE READING

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