Application of thermal microcautery in migraine management

Authors

  • Eleni Papageorgiou
  • Konstantine Kovas
  • Camillus Power
  • Nikolaos Kostopoulos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2019.26

Keywords:

Thermal microcautery, Migraine, Neuromodulation

Abstract

Thermal microcautery is a novel minimally invasive intervention for migraine. We present a case series of twenty-one patients who underwent this technique. Nineteen patients reported improvement in migraine management. Of these four patients went on to complete remission and a further eleven patients reported over 50% improvement. In addition, the majority of patients noted reductions in intensity and duration of headache with a better response to medication. The efficacy of thermal microcautery generates a new hypothesis that attempts to explain how a neuromodulation technique may be helpful in the management of migraine.

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Author Biographies

Eleni Papageorgiou

Dept. of Neurology, General Hospital of Athens, G. Gennimatas, Greece.

Konstantine Kovas

Dept. of Neurology, General Hospital of Athens, G. Gennimatas, Greece.

Camillus Power

Dept. of Pain Medicine, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Nikolaos Kostopoulos

Holistic Health Centre, Athens, Greece

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Published

31/12/2019

How to Cite

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Papageorgiou E, Kovas K, Power C, Kostopoulos N. Application of thermal microcautery in migraine management. HM [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 31 [cited 2021 Oct. 24];10(4):182-5. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/19

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