The auriculotemporal nerve in etiology of migraine headaches: compression points and anatomical variations.

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Summary of "The auriculotemporal nerve in etiology of migraine headaches: compression points and anatomical variations."

: The auriculotemporal nerve has been identified as one of the peripheral trigger sites for migraine headaches. However, its distal course is poorly mapped following emergence from the parotid gland. In addition, a reliable anatomical landmark for locating the potential compression points along the course of the nerve during surgery has not been sufficiently described.


Cleveland, Ohio From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University.

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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
ISSN: 1529-4242
Pages: 336-41


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