Title

Spinal Cord Stimulator for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

Authors

Bruce Dixon

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

10-3-2019

Keywords

abdominal pain, chronic pancreatitis, failed back syndrome, spinal cord stimulation, pancreatic diseases

Disciplines

Anesthesiology | Digestive System Diseases | Therapeutics

Abstract

We report a case of using a spinal cord stimulator for the treatment of severe chronic intractable abdominal pain associated with chronic pancreatitis and placement of intraabdominal stents. This patient also had concurrent severe chronic intractable cervicalgia with upper extremity radiculopathy secondary to failed back syndrome. The patient attempted and failed medical and interventional therapy for the treatment of her pains. Percutaneous 8 contact leads were placed midline at the level of C3-C6 and T5- T6 with excellent results. This case demonstrates that chronic pancreatitis can be successfully treated with spinal cord stimulation.

Publisher or Conference

Current Trends in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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