Migraine Surgery – Common Side Effects

As with any surgical procedure there may be adverse outcomes or side effect.

Here you can view a list of possible side effects associated with migraine surgery.

Below is a list of possible adverse reaction that may be associated with migraine surgery. Every patient is different and all patient should be aware of the possible complications.

Any procedure involving incisions, regardless of the professionalism and skill of the performing surgeon, contains the possibility of complication. In addition to the general risks associated with incisions other complications, though rare, may include:

  • Discomfort at the injection sites
  • Mild bruising or swelling lasting a few days.
  • Temporary droopy upper eyelids from Botox® testing
  • Temporary hair loss (rare)
  • Temporary (and rarely permanent) numbness in the forehead and scalp
  • Infection and/or bleeding
  • Nasal whistling, crusting, occasional bleeding, numbness of the upper teeth
    (if septoplasty is done)
  • Dryness inside the nose, if turbinectomy is done
  • Change in brow appearance and movement
  • No change in symptoms
  • Worsening of symptoms
  • Intense itching
  • Short term neck stiffness
  • Sinus Infection

 

November 4, 2016