Amirlak Modification of Site 4 Decompression: Endoscopic Assisted Decompression of the Greater Occipital Nerve (GON) with Radical Excision of the Occipital Artery
Migraine in the occipital area may be caused in part by dynamic compression of the nerve with the occipital artery. This modified approach to greater occipital nerve migraine deactivation surgery includes endoscopic visualization, a small counter-incision to address distal compression, and radical lysis of the occipital artery—allowing for maximal visualization and complete release of nerve compression both proximally and distally.
KeywordsMigraine Headache Surgery Decompression Deactivation Endoscopic Occipital Greater occipital nerve Lesser occipital nerve
- 6.Chung MH, Lu K, Amirlak B. The greater occipital nerve: identification of dynamic compression points in migraine, and the radical excision of the occipital artery using an extended endoscopic assisted approach. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018 September 14, 2018 2018; San Antonio.Google Scholar