Baclofen pump pocket infection: a case report of successful salvage with muscle flap.

Abstract

Programmable pump for continuous infusion of intrathecal baclofen, an agonist of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid, is nowadays being widely used to control spasticity. The most common complications leading to explantation of the pumps are skin breakdown and infection at the pump implantation site which cannot be effectively treated… (More)

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