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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Occipital Nerve Decompression Migraine Surgery with Fat Flap Coverage

Background: Migraines are a common medical problem with variable causes and no one single effective treatment. Most treatment regimens are pharmacologic or prevention/avoidance of known triggers. While various surgical approaches to the treatment of migraines have been done, none have historically been very successful. Recent migraine surgery has focused a specific subset of migraines patients Read More…

Technical Strategies – Dermal-Fat Grafts in Migraine Surgery

Migraine surgery has been developed over the past decade for the treatment of extracranial sensory nerve sites that have been identified as a specific foci or trigger for the headaches. The fundamental concept is that the cranial nerve branch is being compressed either by muscle, fascia or blood vessels. Surgical decompression clears the source of Read More…

Bioelectronics Migraine Device Study

Headaches are a common human malady and present in many forms that range anywhere from a minor nuisance to that of being debilitating. One of the more severe headache forms is that of migraines. Being a true neurologic disorder, this type of headache is associated with head pain that is both disruptive and causes dysfunction. Read More…

Outcome Assessment of Frontal Migraine Surgery

The treatment of specific types of migraine headaches has been revolutionized by the use of Botox injections and migraine surgery. While not always producing a cure, both types of treatments can produce a significant reduction in symptoms that is sustainable. The basis for migraine surgery is essentially the deactivation of a trigger which for three Read More…

Lateral Approach to Temporal Migraine Surgery

Temporal headaches are one of the four known regional migraine areas. The etiology is compression of the zygomaticotemporal nerve (second division of the trigeminal nerve), the auriculotemporal nerve (third division of the trigeminal nerve) or both. Decompression or avulsion of these nerves is a known effective treatment in the properly qualified temporal migraine surgery patient. Read More…

Arterial Ligation in Temporal Migraine Surgery

While everyone knows what a migraine headache is, determining its exact cause in many patients is not so obvious. Recent advances in migraine care have been to determine if there is a specific extracranial cause that triggers the migraine. The focus has been on nerve compression of certain sensory nerves where they exit from the Read More…

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