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Table 6 Complications of intrathecal pump implant

From: Long-term experience with implanted intrathecal drug administration systems for failed back syndrome and chronic mechanical low back pain

Period Type of Complication Number of Occurrences
1991–1995 (n = 20) Revision surgeries 8
  Infections 5
1996–2000 (n = 17) Revision surgeries 2
  Infections 0
Total Revision Surgeries (n = 10) Catheter-related 3
  Pump-related 4
  Infections requiring surgery 2
  Cerebrospinal fluid leak 1