Treatment of intractable chronic cluster headache by occipital nerve stimulation in 14 patients

  title={Treatment of intractable chronic cluster headache by occipital nerve stimulation in 14 patients},
  author={Brian Burns and Laurence Watkins and Peter J. Goadsby},
  pages={341 - 345}
Background: Cluster headache is a primary headache involving repeated attacks of excruciatingly severe headache usually occurring several times a day. Most patients with chronic cluster headache (CCH) have an unremitting illness requiring daily preventive therapy for years. Objective: To describe the clinical outcome of occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) for 14 patients with intractable CCH. Methods: Fourteen patients with medically intractable CCH were implanted with bilateral electrodes in the… 

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