Surgical Outcomes for Rhinogenic Contact Point Headaches


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BEKTAS D., ALİOĞLU Z. , AKYOL N. , Ural A. , BAHADIR O. , CAYLAN R.

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, vol.20, no.1, pp.29-33, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000322076
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-33

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the surgical outcome in patients diagnosed as having rhinogenic contact point headaches (RCPH). Subjects and Methods: Thirty-six patients (aged 1758 years) with RCPH underwent mini functional endoscopic sinus surgery procedures. Patients' pain complaints were evaluated with a visual analog scale (VAS) both pre- and postoperatively. Results: All patients reported a decrease in the intensity of pain postoperatively. Nineteen patients (52.7%) reported complete relief. The difference between the preoperative (mean 8.62) and postoperative VAS pain scores (mean 2.11) was statistically very significant (p = 0.0000). No major complications were encountered. Conclusion: The removal of contact points in patients with RCPH is very effective in carefully selected patients. Copyright (C) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel