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2022 Aug 14


Incidence and Predictors of Inadvertent Dural Puncture After Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Retrospective Data Base Analysis.


Hussain N, Karri J, Dimitrov T, D'Souza RS, Zhou S, Abdel-Rasoul M, Abd-Elsayed A, Gill J, Simopoulos T, Weaver TE
Neuromodulation. 2022 Aug 14.
PMID: 35977852.


Inadvertent dural puncture (IDP) is a known complication associated with traditional neuraxial procedures; however, its characterization after percutaneous spinal cord stimulation (SCS) lead placement has yet to be clearly established in large population studies. This retrospective analysis aims to understand the incidence and associated characteristics of patients with IDP after percutaneous SCS lead placement.