Has anyone noticed morning back of the skull headaches when you sleep on your back and your head flexes a bit? I was wondering if this is an ES symptom?
Still trying to decide on who and when to get the surgery. I heard taking the styloid back to the skull puts the facial nerve at risk.
Do calcified ligaments need to be removed? Interestingly, Cognetti thought I was a bilateral case and Samjii felt it was unilateral and on right.
Any advice on who to chose based on the differing opinion. I spoke to a neurosurgeon who did feel it is a relatively simple operation. The inability to flex head is common he said. A lot of neurosurgeons take the styloid out when they need to do a vascular surgery. He did believe in the vagus nerve issues while Cognetti and Samjii did not seem to buy vagal nerve irritation as a cause of problems. All surgeons said the styloid offers no stability.
Do calcified ligaments need to be removed or solely detached? I’m trying to compare surgical approaches!