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2021 Jun 01

Plast Reconstr Surg



Trigger-Site Deactivation Surgery for Nerve Compression Headaches.


Gfrerer L, Dayan E, Austen W G
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jun 01; 147(6):1004e-1021e.
PMID: 34019515.


After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify patients who are candidates for headache surgery. 2. Counsel the patient preoperatively with regard to success rates, recovery, and complications. 3. Develop a surgical plan for primary and secondary nerve decompression. 4. Understand the surgical anatomy at all trigger sites. 5. Select appropriate International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, and CPT codes.