- Recommendation ID
NICE encourages further research on sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for chronic cluster headache. Reported outcomes should include long-term efficacy and device durability.
- Any explanatory notes
Current evidence on the efficacy of implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache, in the short term (up to 2 months), is adequate. With regard to safety, a variety of complications have been documented, most of which occur early and resolve; surgical revision of the implanted system is sometimes needed. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache
- Date issued
- June 2015
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|