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Letter to the Editor
Treatment of Contact Dermatitis Associated With Spinal Cord Stimulator Pulse Generator—Technical Note
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2012
© 2012 International Neuromodulation Society
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 600–602, November/December 2013
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Gadgil, N., Burton, A. W. and Viswanathan, A. (2013), Treatment of Contact Dermatitis Associated With Spinal Cord Stimulator Pulse Generator—Technical Note. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 16: 600–602. doi: 10.1111/ner.12001
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- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 24 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 25 APR 2012
- Contact dermatitis;
- expanded polytetrafluoroethylene;
- spinal cord stimulator
Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sheets have been successfully used as a biologic barrier in the treatment of pacemaker contact dermatitis.
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.
Resolution of the dermatitis was achieved in both cases.
This technique is an effective way of treating contact dermatitis related to implantable pulse generators, without the need for explantation of the neuromodulation system.