Unique Considerations in Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement in Pediatrics: A Case Report

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Abstract

Spinal cord stimulation can be a valuable treatment option in the management of neuropathic pain in select pediatric patients. We present a unique case of a 16-year-old girl with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome and scoliosis who required the placement of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) for severe sciatic nerve neuropathic pain after a right above-knee amputation. Several attempts at lead placement were required before successful pain coverage was achieved because of late recognition of significant vertebral body rotation. This case highlights important considerations in pediatric SCS placement including a careful review of the spinal cord anatomy before the placement of an SCS.

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