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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Editor(s): Slavin K.V. (Chicago, Ill.) 
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Occipital Nerve Stimulation: Technical and Surgical Aspects of Implantation

Trentman T.L.a · Zimmerman R.S.b · Dodick D.W.c

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Departments of aAnesthesiology, bNeurosurgery, and cNeurology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz., USA

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Slavin KV (ed): Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Prog Neurol Surg. Basel, Karger, 2011, vol 24, pp 96–108

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Published online: March 21, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 13
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9488-2 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9489-9 (Online)

Abstract

Occipital nerve stimulation may provide pain relief for patients with otherwise refractory primary headache disorders. While this treatment modality remains an off-label use of spinal cord stimulator technology, a growing body of literature documents surgical techniques, stimulation parameters, complications, and outcome of this novel form of neuromodulation. This chapter will review occipital nerve stimulation, including surgical techniques and complications noted in the literature. A discussion of stimulation parameters used for occipital stimulation will be included. Prospective, blinded studies of occipital nerve stimulation may clarify the role of occipital stimulation in chronic headache management.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: March 21, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 13
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9488-2 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9489-9 (Online)


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