Indian Journal of Pain

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140--142

Conventional radiofrequency ablation of sphenopalatine ganglion for the treatment of cluster headache


Sudhindra Dharmavaram1, Asokan Kondappan2, Vijayanand Palanisamy1, Senthil Kumar Raju1 
1 Sri Ramakrishna Pain Management Centre, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Neurology, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudhindra Dharmavaram
Sri Ramakrishna Pain Management Centre, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, 395, Sarojini Naidu Road, Siddhapudur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India

Cluster headache is a primary neurovascular unilateral headache associated with autonomic symptoms. The sphenopalatine ganglion plays an important role in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Although medications are the first line of treatment, percutaneous, and surgical interventions have been proposed to treat cluster headache. An attractive option is the radiofrequency ablation of the sphenopalatine ganglion for the treatment of cluster headache due to its relative safety and simplicity compared with other procedures.


How to cite this article:
Dharmavaram S, Kondappan A, Palanisamy V, Raju SK. Conventional radiofrequency ablation of sphenopalatine ganglion for the treatment of cluster headache.Indian J Pain 2016;30:140-142


How to cite this URL:
Dharmavaram S, Kondappan A, Palanisamy V, Raju SK. Conventional radiofrequency ablation of sphenopalatine ganglion for the treatment of cluster headache. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];30:140-142
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