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Abstract

Pain as the Sole Presenting Symptom of Infected Sacral Nerve Stimulation Implantable Pulse Generator

Author(s): Rayan Elkattah,Leah Chiles,Erin Bird,and R.Keith Huffaker

Twopatientspresentedfromoutsidehospitalswithcomplaintsofpainatthesiteofimplantablepulsegenerator(IPG). Neither patient had constitutional or local signs and symptoms of infection; however, during operations performed for revision and/or troubleshooting of the device, infection was encountered and all components were removed. Both individuals recovered wellfromtheoperation,andonepatientunderwentsubsequentplacementofanewInterStimdevicewithgoodresults.Possibility ofinfectionshouldbeconsideredinpatientswithcomplaintofpainassociatedwithIPGsite

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