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2022 Apr 05

Plast Reconstr Surg

The Greater Occipital Nerve and Its Dynamic Compression Points.


Chung M, Lu KB, Sanniec K, Amirlak B
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Apr 05.
PMID: 35383686.


The greater occipital nerve is a common compression site for migraine or chronic headache, and variable relationships with the occipital artery have been shown in anatomical studies. Despite surgical decompression, there are still a subset of patients who have an incomplete response. In this article, the authors describe an observed clear and very consistent pattern between the nerve and artery, including both dynamic and static compression points, that must be evaluated for adequate treatment.