Unsuccessful pulsed radiofrequency of the sphenopalatine ganglion in patients with chronic cluster headache and subsequent successful thermocoagulation.

@article{Bendersky2015UnsuccessfulPR,
  title={Unsuccessful pulsed radiofrequency of the sphenopalatine ganglion in patients with chronic cluster headache and subsequent successful thermocoagulation.},
  author={Dami{\'a}n Claudio Bendersky and Santiago Matias Hem and Claudio Gustavo Yampolsky},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={E40-5}
}
We present the results of pulsed and continuous radiofrequency (CRF) of the sphenopalatine ganglion in a case series of 3 patients with chronic cluster headache (CCH). Three patients were referred to our neurosurgical department because of CCH, which was refractory to pharmacological treatment. They underwent pulsed radiofrequency of the sphenopalatine ganglion (PRF-SPG), and the procedure was performed through an infrazygomatic approach. In the PRF procedures, we applied 2 cycles of PRF at 42… CONTINUE READING
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