Intrathecal baclofen pump

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Spastic cerebral palsy.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Located in the right iliac fossa is a round radio-opaque device with a catheter that extends to the posterior soft tissues and then extends into the spinal canal.  This is a baclofen pump and is used in patients with cerebral palsy to reduce muscle spasms that they suffer.

Case Discussion

Baclofen pump with the intrathecal catheter in the upper lumbar region

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Case information

rID: 23510
Case created: 20th Jun 2013
Last edited: 15th Nov 2017
Tag: devices
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