Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation in refractory cluster headache: clinical case and literature review

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Cluster headache is characterized by specifically intense pain when compared to other types of headache. About 10–20% of patients report no effect from conservative therapy. Research in this area has led to the use of sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation. The authors provide an up-to-date review of this method, how to select suitable patients, indications for surgery, determining its efficacy, and the risk of complications. The article presents a clinical case of a patient with cluster headache who was implanted with a stimulation system and followed up for 17 months.

For citation: Dzhafarov V.M., Dmitriev A.B., Moysak G.I., Rzaev J.A. [Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation in refractory cluster headache: clinical case and literature review]. Annals of clinical and experimental neurology 2021; 15(2): 83–88. (In Russ.) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25692/ACEN.2021.2.10

About the authors

Vidzhai M. Dzhafarov

Federal Center of Neurosurgery, Novosibirsk

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Alexander B. Dmitriev

Federal Center of Neurosurgery, Novosibirsk

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Galina I. Moysak

Federal Center of Neurosurgery, Novosibirsk

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Jamil A. Rzaev

Federal Center of Neurosurgery, Novosibirsk

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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