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Bilateral greater occipital nerve blocks were performed under ultrasound guidance with 3 mL of 0.
For reasons that are unclear, greater occipital nerve blocks seem to work well, giving some patients up to 13 days free of cluster headaches, even when their pain (like that of most cluster patients) is not located in the occipital area.
During this exposure, occasionally the venous plexus surrounding the greater occipital nerve was damaged, with consequent moderate venous bleeding, which was controlled by applying a hemostatic agent and by using bipolar coagulation.

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