Deactivation of Occipital Trigger Sites

  • Giuseppe Sanese
  • Nicolò Bertozzi
  • Francesco Simonacci
  • Edoardo Raposio


Inflammation of the occipital trigger sites is the most common cause of migraine. The authors detail their surgical approach (ligation of the occipital artery) to relieve compression of the occipital nerves.


Migraine Headache Migraine surgery Headache surgery Scalp Scalp surgery Occipital trigger site Occipital nerves Occipital artery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Sanese
    • 1
  • Nicolò Bertozzi
    • 2
  • Francesco Simonacci
    • 2
  • Edoardo Raposio
    • 2
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery UnitUniversity “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

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