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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 targets for the surgical treatment of temporal headaches are the zygomaticotemporal branch of the trigeminal nerve and the auriculotemporal nerve. The former is often accessed by means of an endos...
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...
In evaluating the historical context of the first description of Menière's disease, its association with migraine headaches is compelling. We have outlined the events and observations of Prosper Meni...
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...
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...
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)
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.
Serotonin antagonist used against MIGRAINE DISORDERS and vascular headaches.
A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized by myalgia and multiple points of focal muscle tenderness to palpation (trigger points). Muscle pain is typically aggravated by inactivity or exposure to cold. This condition is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, HEADACHES, and occasionally DEPRESSION. There is significant overlap between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome (FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC). Fibromyalgia may arise as a primary or secondary disease process. It is most frequent in females aged 20 to 50 years. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1494-95)