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2024 Jun 08

Curr Pain Headache Rep


Device-Related Complications Associated with Cylindrical Lead Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants: A Comprehensive Review.


Hasoon J, Vu PD, Mousa B, Markaryan AR, Sarwary ZB, Pinkhasova D, Chen GH, Gul F, Robinson CL, Simopoulos TT, Gill J, Viswanath O


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an increasingly utilized therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain conditions. Though minimally invasive and reversable, there are several important device-related complications that physicians should be aware of before offering this therapy to patients. The aim of this review is to synthesize recent studies in device-related SCS complications pertaining to cylindrical lead implantation and to discuss etiologies, symptoms and presentations, diagnostic evaluation, clinical implications, and treatment options.