Surgical treatment of greater occipital neuralgia by neurolysis of the greater occipital nerve and sectioning of the inferior oblique muscle.

@article{Gille2004SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of greater occipital neuralgia by neurolysis of the greater occipital nerve and sectioning of the inferior oblique muscle.},
  author={Olivier Gille and Benoit Lavignolle and Jean-Marc Vital},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={828-32}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a new surgical treatment consisting of neurolysis of the great occipital nerve and section of the inferior oblique muscle. DESIGN.: A retrospective study of 10 patients operated for greater occipital neuralgia. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA This technique is based on a previous anatomic cadaver study. The greater occipital nerve is stretched by the inferior oblique muscle of the head during flexion of the cervical spine. Sectioning this muscle relaxes the greater… CONTINUE READING

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