Stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) for cluster headache treatment. Pathway CH-1: A randomized, sham-controlled study

@inproceedings{Schoenen2013StimulationOT,
  title={Stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) for cluster headache treatment. Pathway CH-1: A randomized, sham-controlled study},
  author={Jean E Schoenen and Rigmor H\ojland Jensen and Michel Lant{\'e}ri-Minet and Miguel J A L{\'a}inez and Charly Gaul and Amy M. Goodman and Anthony Caparso and Arne May},
  booktitle={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The pain and autonomic symptoms of cluster headache (CH) result from activation of the trigeminal parasympathetic reflex, mediated through the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG). We investigated the safety and efficacy of on-demand SPG stimulation for chronic CH (CCH). METHODS A multicenter, multiple CH attack study of an implantable on-demand SPG neurostimulator was conducted in patients suffering from refractory CCH. Each CH attack was randomly treated with full, sub-perception, or… CONTINUE READING

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