Post gamma knife headache: A new headache syndrome?

Todd D. Rozen, Jerry W. Swanson

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Gamma knife surgery has become an effective alternative to microsurgery in the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. In a number of patients, a de novo headache syndrome has been produced after gamma knife surgery. A case report is presented of a 62-year-old men who developed a migrainous type headache 15 months after gamma knife surgery. The current neurosurgical literature has very poor documentation of postsurgical headaches. A review of the literature was made to try to identify a stereotypic 'post gamma knife headache,' as well as hypothesize about its mechanism of induction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997


  • arteriovenous malformation
  • gamma knife surgery
  • headache
  • migraine
  • stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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