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Keywords:

  • Contact dermatitis;
  • expanded polytetrafluoroethylene;
  • spinal cord stimulator

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.