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2022 Feb 24

Surg Radiol Anat

Anatomy of the greater occipital nerve: implications in posterior fossa approaches.


Lainé G, Jecko V, Wavasseur T, Gimbert E, Vignes JR, Liguoro D
Surg Radiol Anat. 2022 Feb 24.
PMID: 35201375.


Because of its superficial location in the dorsal regions of the scalp, the greater occipital nerve (GON) can be injured during neurosurgical procedures, resulting in post-operative pain and postural disturbances. The aim of this work is to specify the course of the GON and how its injuries can be avoided while performing posterior fossa approaches.