31 October 2017
What İs SEGNA ( Selective Endoscopic Ganglia-Nerves Ablation) ?
- SEGNA is a surgical method used in the treatment of Primer Headaches ; all Migraine types, Tension Headache and Cluster Headache .
- SEGNA is not a Brain Surgery.
- The technique of SEGNA is an improved surgical 2015 version of a treatment protocol implemented for about 25 years .
- SEGNA is applied under general anesthesia. (Seldom is done with sedation and local anesthesia in patients who has the medical risk of taking general anesthesia.)
- On the front part of the neck, 1-2 cm skin incision is needed at one or both sides.
- The nerve fibers causing headache are selected with a special – micro endoscope and disabled. (denervation.)
- Requires 24-hours hospitalization.
- After 24 hours, the patient may go back to his daily life (including sporting activities) without a need for dressing.
- After the surgery, 5 days of antibiotic medication and 1-2 days of pain medication are sufficient . No bruise or scar on the face, neck or any cosmethic area of the body is left.
Potential side effects:
- SEGNA has less surgical risks when compared to all methods used in migraine surgery.
- Even a small incision of 1-2 cm is used, an infection may develop in the skin lession ( not encountered at the first 240 patients)
- Even though it is an endoscopic surgery, small blood vessels may bleed( not encountered at the first 240 patients)
- General anesthesia risks are the same with all other surgical interventions of 30-45 minutes. (Circumcision, Caesarean, Facial stretching, Nose Aesthetics, etc.). (240 cases did not have complications of first sera anesthesia).
- The patients with wound healing disorders ,hypertrophic scars and keloids may occur in the surgical incision area. ( not encountered at the first 240 patients)
- Temporary blurring of vision may occur on the side of the surgical application (240 patients recorded mild blurred vision on both occasions for 4 and 7 days).
- Temporary voice annoyance can develop, (240 patients in one case, for a week in the sound of a cattle breeding came.)
- Temporary dizziness may develop (complaints of mild dizziness for 24 hours for 240 patients)
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