Ganglionectomy of C-2 for the treatment of medically refractory occipital neuralgia

Michael Y Wang, Allan D O Levi
Neurosurgical Focus 2002 January 15, 12 (1): E14
Occipital neuralgia is a result of neuropathic pain transmission in the distribution of the greater occipital nerve. Because it is well anatomically localized, occipital neuralgia has been the focus of various surgical treatments. Ablation, decompression, and modulation of the C-2 nerve have all been described as effective treatments. The C-2 dorsal root ganglionectomy provides effective treatment for this disorder with a low incidence of unpleasant side effects. In this review the authors summarize the current treatment of occipital neuralgia.

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