Anchoring of Suboccipital Lead: Case Report and Technical Note


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Abstract

Suboccipital stimulation is a relatively new method of neuromodulation for treatment of intractable occipital headache and occipital neuralgia.The most common complication besides an infection is a lead displacement. Anchoring of a lead at the entry place partially solves the problem. Migration of electrode's tip is a major problem so far.A case report of electrode migration and a technique of retrograde lead insertion and subcutaneous anchoring of the tip by means of contralateral incision and suturing of lead is described.

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