Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Refractory Headache in the Chiari Malformation Population

Neurosurgery, 06/08/2012

Occipital stimulation may provide significant long–term pain relief in selected Chiari I malformation patients with persistent occipital pain. Larger and longer–term studies are needed to further define appropriate patient selection criteria and to refine the surgical technique to minimize device–related complications.

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