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2022 Dec 23

Plast Reconstr Surg

Evidence-Based Patient Selection in Headache Surgery: The Impact of Preoperative RFA Treatment on Surgical Outcomes.


Casari ME, Chartier C, Gfrerer L, Austen WG
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Dec 23.
PMID: 36728939.


Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the greater occipital nerve (GON) is a minimally- invasive treatment option commonly used in patients with occipital neuralgia. Patients who undergo occipital surgery for headaches after failed RFA treatment present a unique opportunity to evaluate RFA- treated occipital nerves and determine the impact on headache surgery outcomes.