Surgical Techniques of Migraine Surgery

  • Eric J. WrightEmail author
  • William G. AustenJr.


The patient is a 26-year-old white female who was referred to clinic for evaluation of her head pain. She has tried numerous pharmacologic treatments that have not alleviated her symptoms. She has been seen by numerous neurologists and has been given the diagnosis of chronic refractive frontal migraines. She currently does not work due to the almost daily migraines. She has no history of trauma. Her symptoms started approximately 10 years ago. Her pain starts at a constant location located above her right brow and spreads throughout the frontal area.


Migraine surgery Peripheral migraine trigger Migraine decompression surgery Supratrochlear nerve Supraorbital nerve 


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    Gfrerer L, Maman DY, Tessler O, Austen WG. Nonendoscopic deactivation of nerve triggers in migraine headache patients: surgical technique and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014;134(4):771–8. Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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