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Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Jun;20(6):735-7. doi: 10.1007/s00192-008-0752-2. Epub 2008 Nov 5.

Blunt trauma leading to delayed extrusion of sacral nerve implant.

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  • 1Women's Specialty Center and Bladder Control Center, Central Maine Medical Center, 287 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240, USA.


Sacral neuromodulation is an effective treatment for refractory urge urinary incontinence, frequency, and urgency. Post pulse generator (IPG) adverse events requiring revision or explantation are typically pain, loss of response, and infection. We report a case of trauma-induced soft tissue injury and delayed extrusion of the IPG through the subcutaneous fat and skin. The device was explanted.

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