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Published: 30 Jan 2023
Clarifying the relationship between sphenopalatine ganglion volume and cluster headache
- Mean sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) volume was found to be significantly larger in individuals with cluster headache compared to healthy controls (P<0.001).
- SPG volume was also found to be significantly larger on the side of the brain associated with pain in individuals with cluster headache (P<0.001).
- The authors concluded that SPG is a reliable marker for cluster headache and may be associated with symptomatology, although further studies are needed.