Direct Approach for Auriculotemporal Nerve Decompression, Amirlak Modification

  • Kyle Sanniec
  • Bardia AmirlakEmail author


Migraine patients with pain in the temple area require close attention to all temporal trigger sites. In addition to the zygomaticotemporal branch of the trigeminal nerve, a common trigger point in the temple is compression of the auriculotemporal nerve (ATN). In this modification of the Guyuron approach to temporal decompression, a safe direct approach for the release of the auriculotemporal nerve is described and can be employed for patients who have pain in the high temple.


Auriculotemporal Migraine Headache Surgery Decompression Direct approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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