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IDET Catheter Denudation
Woo-Ram Shin, M.D., Dong-Ah Shin, M.D., Dong-Gyu Shin, M.D., Hyung-IL Kim, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, Chonju, Korea
IDET Catheter Denudation
Woo-Ram Shin, M.D., Dong-Ah Shin, M.D., Dong-Gyu Shin, M.D., Hyung-IL Kim, M.D.
Abstract
Uncommon complication of Intradiscal electrothermal treatment(IDET), catheter denudation, is reported. A 47-year-old woman suffered chronic low back pain. She had no neurologic deficits. Lumbar spine MRI, discography showed Grade III radial tear in the L4/5. During the IDET procedure, catheter was denudated, and 1cm of the shield was remained in the patient's disc space. No neurologic deficits developed after the procedure.
Keywords: Intradiscal electrothermal treatment(IDET).Complication


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