Spinal cord stimulator pulse generator (x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk


Chronic back pain. Spinal cord stimulator pulse generator in situ.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Spinal cord stimulator pulse generator projecting over right iliac bone.

Incidentally noted post screw fixation hardware piece left within left iliac bone. 

Case Discussion

Subcutaneous pulse generators are a component of the spinal cord stimulators placed in various places of the body. Radiologists should be familiar with the different locations of spinal cord stimulators implantable pulse generators. Pulse generator has a battery which is rechargeable via external wireless power charger. Patients have a remote control to control pulses frequency.

Disclosure: I, Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk , 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: 52318
Published: 5th Apr 2017
Last edited: 7th Dec 2018
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