Submuscular Placement of Baclofen Infusion Pumps: Case Series and Technique.

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Summary of "Submuscular Placement of Baclofen Infusion Pumps: Case Series and Technique."

Baclofen pumps provide treatment of symptoms of spasticity for disease processes such as cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. These devices provide continuous infusion or periodic dosing of intrathecal baclofen (ITB). Traditionally, these pumps have been placed subcutaneously. Subcutaneous device placement has been associated with infection and extrusion. Baclofen pumps are large and range from 8 to 10 cm in diameter and 4 to 8 cm in width. Patients requiring device placement typically have a paucity of subcutaneous tissue. Cachexia coupled with the size and bulk of these devices leads to increased protusion and friction. Submuscular placement provides a well-vascularized pocket that directs the device inward eliminating protrusion and decreasing the potential for soft tissue breakdown.


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Name: Annals of plastic surgery
ISSN: 1536-3708


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