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: 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
The auriculotemporal nerve is one of the many branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. Of these, its superficial temporal branch has been most described. Although the parotid branc...
This study reports details of the technique and assesses efficacy of surgical deactivation of frontal migraine headaches. In addition, this study examines the effect of surgical deactivation of fronta...
The senior author (BG) introduced the modern concept of migraine surgery in 2000. Since then, over 40 articles have been published by eight centers across the US, Europe, and Asia, describing positive...
Although the peripheral and central sensitizations of trigeminal nervous system may be one of the important factors of migraine, the precise mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, we examin...
Headaches are common in childhood and adolescence and can cause significant distress and disability for a child and their family. Providers need to be able to identify "red flags" for worrisome causes...
The object of this research study is to test a standardized set of acupuncture points on migraine patients to reduce frequency and intensity of headaches. Acupuncture has been studied in p...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness (beyond 6 months) of individualized doses (100 to 200 milligrams) of topiramate for the prevention of migraine headach...
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of topiramate as compared to placebo for the prevention of headaches in patients with chronic migraine. Topiramate has b...
The Purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale (a hole in the heart), using the AMPLATZER PFO Occluder, on the incidence of migraine ...
The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of topiramate for the prevention of migraine headaches in adults. Topiramate has been approved to prevent migr...
Childhood-onset of recurrent headaches with an oculomotor cranial nerve palsy. Typically, ABDUCENS NERVE; OCULOMOTOR NERVE; and TROCHLEAR NERVE are involved with DIPLOPIA and BLEPHAROPTOSIS.
A class of disabling primary headache disorders, characterized by recurrent unilateral pulsatile headaches. The two major subtypes are common migraine (without aura) and classic migraine (with aura or neurological symptoms). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
An autonomic disorder characterized by excessive sweating of the forehead, upper lip, perioral region, or sternum subsequent to gustatory stimuli. The auriculotemporal syndrome features facial flushing or sweating limited to the distribution of the auriculotemporal nerve and may develop after trauma to the parotid gland, in association with PAROTID NEOPLASMS, or following their surgical removal. (From Ann Neurol 1997 Dec;42(6):973-5)
Serotonin antagonist used against MIGRAINE DISORDERS and vascular headaches.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.