Treatment of contact dermatitis associated with spinal cord stimulator pulse generator--technical note.

Neuromodulation 2013 Nov-Dec;16(6):600-2. Epub 2012 Dec 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Background: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sheets have been successfully used as a biologic barrier in the treatment of pacemaker contact dermatitis.

Technique: In this report, we describe two patients with contact dermatitis related to the implantable pulse generator of a spinal cord stimulator who were treated with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene as a barrier.

Results: Resolution of the dermatitis was achieved in both cases.

Conclusions: This technique is an effective way of treating contact dermatitis related to implantable pulse generators, without the need for explantation of the neuromodulation system.

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September 2014
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