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2020 Jun

Pain Pract



Percutaneously inserted unilateral lead migration salvaged with a paddle electrode.


Oh B H, Kim H T, Yim K H, Park Y S
Pain Pract. 2020 Jun; 20(5):544-549.
PMID: 31925885.


Lead migration has been regarded as a frequent complication after percutaneous spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Thus far, repeated reinsertion of leads or replacement of paddle electrode after removing percutaneous leads have been used, but a salvage surgical technique using the remaining electrode has not been reported. Here, we describe a case in which unilateral lead migration was successfully treated with the insertion of a paddle electrode.