Surgical decompression of the facial nerve in the treatment of chronic cluster headache.

@article{Solomon1986SurgicalDO,
  title={Surgical decompression of the facial nerve in the treatment of chronic cluster headache.},
  author={S. Solomon and R. Apfelbaum},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={
          479-82
        }
}
The nervus intermedius (NI) appears to be the main conduit for the associated symptoms of cluster headache (CH) and perhaps for the pain as well. Subtle injury of the facial nerve and NI might initiate mechanisms responsible for CH. Five patients with chronic CH unresponsive to medication underwent surgical decompression of the root exit-entry zone of the facial nerve, and in two patients the trigeminal nerve root was also decompressed. In two patients, the pain syndrome was markedly relieved… Expand
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