Postoperative headache following acoustic neuroma resection: occipital nerve injuries are associated with a treatable occipital neuralgia.

@article{Ducic2012PostoperativeHF,
  title={Postoperative headache following acoustic neuroma resection: occipital nerve injuries are associated with a treatable occipital neuralgia.},
  author={Ivica Ducic and John Matthew Felder and Matthew Endara},
  journal={Headache},
  year={2012},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={1136-45}
}
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that occipital nerve injury is associated with chronic postoperative headache in patients who have undergone acoustic neuroma excision and to determine whether occipital nerve excision is an effective treatment for these headaches. BACKGROUND Few previous reports have discussed the role of occipital nerve injury in the pathogenesis of the postoperative headache noted to commonly occur following the retrosigmoid approach to acoustic neuroma resection. No studies have… CONTINUE READING

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