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2022 Sep 01

Plast Reconstr Surg

Revisiting the Role of Occipital Artery Resection in Greater Occipital Nerve Decompression.


Janis JE, ElHawary H, Schoenbrunner A, Salimi A, Packowski K, Kavanag K, Gfrerer L, Austen WG
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Sep 01.
PMID: 36067487.


Greater occipital nerve (GON) surgery has been shown to improve headaches caused by nerve compression. There is a paucity in data, however, specifically regarding the efficacy of concomitant occipital artery resection. To that end, the goal of this study was to compare the efficacy of greater occipital nerve decompression with and without occipital artery resection.