[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sheets have been successfully used as a biologic barrier in the treatment of pacemaker contact dermatitis. TECHNIQUE: In this report, we describe two patients with contact dermatitis related to the implantable pulse generator of a spinal cord stimulator who were treated with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene as a barrier. RESULTS: Resolution of the dermatitis was achieved in both cases. CONCLUSIONS: This technique is an effective way of treating contact dermatitis related to implantable pulse generators, without the need for explantation of the neuromodulation system.
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