Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 257373, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/257373
Case Report

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Bilateral Greater Occipital Neuralgia

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Received 9 December 2013; Accepted 1 January 2014; Published 6 February 2014

Academic Editors: K. Arnautovíc and S. D. Chang

Copyright © 2014 Tiffany Vu and Akhil Chhatre. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. P. Vanelderen, T. Rouwette, P. de Vooght et al., “Pulsed radiofrequency for the treatment of occipital neuralgia: a prospective study with 6 months of follow-up,” Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 148–151, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. J. H. Y. Huang, S. M. Galvagno Jr., M. Hameed et al., “Occipital nerve pulsed radiofrequency treatment: a multi-center study evaluating predictors of outcome,” Pain Medicine, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 489–497, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. A. Navani, G. Mahajan, P. Kreis, and S. M. Fishman, “A case of pulsed radiofrequency lesioning for occipital neuralgia,” Pain Medicine, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 453–456, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. D. Dubuisson, “Treatment of occipital neuralgia by partial posterior rhizotomy at C1-3,” Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 82, no. 4, pp. 581–586, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. Anthony, “Arrest of attacks of cluster by local steroid injection of the occipital nerve,” in Migraine: Clinical and Research Advances, F. C. Rose, Ed., pp. 169–173, Karger, Basel, Switzerland, 1985. View at Google Scholar
  6. Headache Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society, “The International Classification of Headache Disorders: 2nd edition,” Cephalalgia, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 9–160, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  7. K. V. Slavin, H. Nersesyan, and C. Wess, “Peripheral neurostimulation for treatment of intractable occipital neuralgia,” Neurosurgery, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 112–119, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. S. Uematsu, G. B. Udvarhelyi, D. W. Benson, and A. A. Siebens, “Percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy,” Surgical Neurology, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 319–325, 1974. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. D. Byrd and S. Mackey, “Pulsed radiofrequency for chronic pain,” Current Pain and Headache Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 37–41, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. G. J. McDonald, S. M. Lord, and N. Bogduk, “Long-term follow-up of patients treated with cervical radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic neck pain,” Neurosurgery, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 61–67, 1999. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. Z. Abbott, M. Smuck, A. Haig, and O. Sagher, “Irreversible spinal nerve injury from dorsal ramus radiofrequency neurotomy: a case report,” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 88, no. 10, pp. 1350–1352, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. K. Malik, H. Benzon, and D. Walega, “Water-cooled radiofrequency: a neuroablative or a neuromodulatory modality with broader applications?” Case Reports in Anesthesiology, vol. 2011, Article ID 263101, 3 pages, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  13. T. A. Pilcher, A. L. Sanford, J. P. Saul, and D. Haemmerich, “Convective cooling effect on cooled-tip catheter compared to large-tip catheter radiofrequency ablation,” Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1368–1374, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. G. S. Gazelle, S. N. Goldberg, L. Solbiati, and T. Livraghi, “Tumor ablation with radio-frequency energy,” Radiology, vol. 217, no. 3, pp. 633–646, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. K. Ho, M. Hadi, K. Pasutharnchat, and K. Tan, “Cooled radiofrequency denervation for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain: two-year results from 20 cases,” Journal of Pain Research, vol. 6, pp. 505–511, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  16. R. E. Wright, J. M. DiMuro, J. M. Peragine, and S. A. Bainbridge, “Radiofrequency neurotomy for sacroiliac joint pain using the Baylis SInergy Probe, a prospective clinical outcome study with six-month follow-up,” in Proceedings of the International Spine Intervention Society 15th Annual Meeting, July 2007.
  17. S. P. Cohen, R. W. Hurley, C. C. Buckenmaier, C. Kurihara, B. Morlando, and A. Dragovich, “Randomized placebo-controlled study evaluating lateral branch radiofrequency denervation for sacroiliac joint pain,” Anesthesiology, vol. 109, no. 2, pp. 279–288, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. N. Patel, A. Gross, L. Brown, and G. Gekht, “A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy of Lateral Branch Neurotomy for Chronic Sacroiliac Joint Pain,” Pain Medicine, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 383–398, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus