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Spontaneous lead breakage in implanted spinal cord stimulation systems

Spontaneous lead breakage in implanted spinal cord stimulation systems

Korean Journal of Pain 23(1): 78-81

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become an established clinical option for treatment of refractory chronic pain. Current hardware and implantation techniques for SCS are already highly developed and continuously improving; however, equipment failures over the course of long-term treatment are still encountered in a relatively high proportion of the cases treated with it. Percutaneous SCS leads seem to be particularly prone to dislocation and insulation failures. We describe our experience of lead breakage in the inserted spinal cord stimulator to a complex regional pain syndrome patient who obtained satisfactory pain relief after the revision of SCS.

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PMID: 20552080

DOI: 10.3344/kjp.2010.23.1.78

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