Complications of intrathecal baclofen pumps in children: experience from a tertiary care center.

@article{Ghosh2013ComplicationsOI,
  title={Complications of intrathecal baclofen pumps in children: experience from a tertiary care center.},
  author={Debabrata Ghosh and Gayatra Mainali and Jena R Khera and Mark Luciano},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={138-44}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy is useful in treating spasticity and dystonia but it has many complications, more so in children. The main aim of the study was to look at the complications of ITB pumps in children with the goal of future prevention. METHODS Charts of all patients ≤21 years with an ITB pump, implanted by a single pediatric neurosurgeon, at a single center, between 1996 and 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. Data regarding an ITB test trial were also… CONTINUE READING
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