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A brand new minimally invasive approach for lead revision of perc-paddle leads.

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A brand new minimally invasive approach for lead revision of perc-paddle leads.

Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2018 Feb 21;:

Authors: De Coster O, Neglect P, Moens M, Matic M, Choustoulakis L, Poelaert J

To report on a less-invasive approach for changing a damaged lead in a spinal twine stimulation (SCS) machine that makes use of St. Jude Medical’s “Epiducer” machine. A 53-year-old girl suffered a lack of stimulation on her inside pulse generator (IPG), which was discovered to have a damaged lead. The damaged lead was withdrawn utilizing the Epiducer machine with minimal invasiveness and with out ache. A brand new lead was put in place, and profitable stimulation utilizing the IPG resumed. Comply with-up three weeks later confirmed a well-functioning SCS system. An Epiducer can be utilized to revise the SCS system in a minimal invasive means and not using a new puncture. Comply with-up examine of this system in addition to others for revising an SCS system needs to be inspired and utilized in comparability examine.

PMID: 29468441 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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