Intrathecal baclofen pump

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Severe generalised dystonia.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Cystic lesion in upper pole of left kidney.

Subcutaneously implanted baclofen pump in right flank, intrathecal tube ends at level of T9.

Case Discussion

The intrathecal baclofen pump is used for treating either dystonia or intractable spasticity (e.g. in multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy). It offers better control than oral baclofen therapy with fewer side effects.

The patient was imaged due to bilateral waist pain and anuria.

Disclosure: I, Yair Glick, have no actual or potential ethical or financial conflict of interest in relation to this device. This case is not intended to be a personal endorsement or recommendation of this product.

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Case information

rID: 55762
Published: 24th Sep 2017
Last edited: 26th Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

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