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Case Report
Acute treatment of cluster headache with Great Occipital Nerve Blockade
1 Department of Neurology, Girne University Dr Suat Günsel Hospital, Girne, Cyprus  
Arch Neuropsychiatry ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/npa.2017.19464
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Key Words: Cluster headache, greater occipital nerve, occipital nerve blockade
Abstract

Cluster headache is the most severe and painful form of primary headache occurring in clusters. Acute treatment may be troublesome in patients resistant to available medications. We present a case of 32 year old man having multiple cluster attacks since four weeks. The neurologic examination showed ipsilateral great occipital nerve (GON) sensitivity. GON blockade was performed using triamcinolone resulting in complete cessation of the attack after the injection. In the presented case GON blockade was used as an effective alternative and safe treatment for cluster headache.

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