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Revision of a Spinal Column Stimulator Lead Without Lead Replacement
  1. Jeffrey W. Folk, M.D. and
  2. Thomas A. Duc Jr.,, M.D.
  1. From the Medical University of South-Carolina, Charleston, South-Carolina
  1. Reprint requests: Jeffrey W. Folk, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Children's Hospital, 165 Ashley Ave, Suite 525, PO Box 250912, Charleston, SC 29425-2207. E-mail: Jeff5455{at}


Objective The objective of this case report is to describe a technique for percutaneous spinal column stimulator (SCS) revision without lead replacement.

Case Report A 35-year-old woman with a single-lead SCS implanted for control for left lower extremity pain underwent revision of her SCS lead because of loss of stimulation paresthesia in the area of pain. Using the method described, the lead was revised without lead replacement.

Conclusion SCS leads can be revised without placement of a new lead.

  • Spinal column stimulator
  • Dorsal column stimulator
  • Lead migration
  • Lead revision

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