, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 451–452 | Cite as

CT-guided chemical rhizotomy of the C1 root for occipital neuralgia

  • D. Koch
  • A. K. Wakhloo
Interventional Neuroradiology


Sensation in the parasagital occipital region is usually provided by fibres from the second cervical root via the greater occipital nerve. In the case presented occipital neuralgia could be relieved only by coagulation of the C1 nerve root with 96% ethyl alcohol. Possible explanations for this observation are discussed and a technique for CT-guided treatment is described.

Key words

Occipital neuralgia Pain Chemical rhizotomy C1 root Computed tomography 


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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Koch
    • 1
  • A. K. Wakhloo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity of FreiburgGermany

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