Implantable pulse generator

Case contributed by Yaïr Glick
Diagnosis not applicable


Parkinson disease.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Implantable pulse generator in wall of right hemothorax, with both leads coursing cranially.

4 years later


The implantable pulse generator has (been) rotated 180 degrees and is a bit superolateral in relation to its former location.

Case Discussion

Implantable pulse generator (IPG) for Parkinson disease. The images were taken 4 years apart. In the latter image, the device is rotated, perhaps due to twiddling.

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