SUNCT Responsive to Percutaneous Balloon Compression of the Gasserian Ganglion – 10-Year Follow-Up

Authors

  • Marcos Baabor MD,

    1. From the Universidad de Chile, Hospital Clínico – Neurología y Neurocirugía, Santiago de Chile, Chile (M. Baabor and C.S. Rosas); Gulf Coast Orthopedic Center – Neurology, Hudson, Florida, USA (L. Pérez-Limonte).
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  • Carlos Silva Rosas MD,

    1. From the Universidad de Chile, Hospital Clínico – Neurología y Neurocirugía, Santiago de Chile, Chile (M. Baabor and C.S. Rosas); Gulf Coast Orthopedic Center – Neurology, Hudson, Florida, USA (L. Pérez-Limonte).
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  • Leonel Pérez-Limonte MD

    1. From the Universidad de Chile, Hospital Clínico – Neurología y Neurocirugía, Santiago de Chile, Chile (M. Baabor and C.S. Rosas); Gulf Coast Orthopedic Center – Neurology, Hudson, Florida, USA (L. Pérez-Limonte).
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  • Conflict of Interest: None

L. Pérez-Limonte, Gulf Coast Orthopedic Center – Neurology, 7315 Hudson Avenue, Hudson, FL, 34667 USA.

Abstract

(Headache 2010;50:143-145)

We report the case of a woman with short-lasting unilateral, neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) whose severe headache attacks ceased after percutaneous balloon compression of the Gasserian ganglion. The patient remains pain free after 10-year follow-up. This may be the first literature report of SUNCT in Chile.

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