Removal of extra grey matter...

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Posted by Q ( on June 27, 2000 at 05:32:28:

...Have there been any attempts to remove the so-called extra grey matter linked to CH as a treatment for the CH condition? If so, what was the result?

Short of surgical removal, have there been any other treatments directed to this target area by any other means, such as electical neutralization or chemicals?

I don't have a clear picture as to the role of this extra grey matter in the CH-model. Apparently many hold on to the hope that it is the key to successful treatment and quite frankly I can't get comfortable with the idea that, if in fact it exists, it is not a result of some other higher-order function rather than a basic-cause in itself.

You will remember that in the not so distant past most professionals thought that CH was a vascular problem when we now know that the vascular dialation which causes the pain is being triggered by the brain's sensing that it is being starved for O2.

Any takers?

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