Postoperative Headache Severity After Suboccipital Craniectomy Versus Craniotomy

Abuzayed B., Aydin S., Pekel F., Kucukyuruk B., Yagci S., Hanci M. M.

NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY, vol.23, no.2, pp.116-121, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/wnq.0b013e318266c298
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-121
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Many patients suffer from acute and chronic resistant headache after suboccipital craniectomies. Many studies conclude that replacement of the bone flap has an important role in decreasing the severity of postcraniotomy headaches (PCH). These studies were performed in supratentorial and retro-sigmoid craniotomies. However, no comparative studies were performed in patients who underwent standard suboccipital craniotomy. In this study, we compared the severity of PCH between patients after craniectomy versus craniotomy.