Main Logo

Society for Pediatric Radiology – Poster Archive

Baclofen Pump
Showing 1 Abstract.

Pham Huy,  Gardner Jeffrey,  Stewart Zachary,  Thompson Allison

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-083

Our educational poster will evaluate and present the complications of the Medtronic Intrathecal Baclofen Pump as seen by our institution. Intrathecal Baclofen pumps are indicated as the treatment for intractable spasticity secondary to cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries. However, it is not without complications and thus, reserved only for those refractory to other medical interventions. After reviewing radiographs available at our institution, we seek to discuss the complications of baclofen pumps using a multi-case illustration. We present some interesting radiographs of complications seen during infusion pump aspiration studies. These complications include the inability to aspirate CSF, catheter disconnection, catheter fracture, and malposition of catheter tip. Other complications of baclofen pumps include CSF leakage, infections, and even death. It is important to understand these complications because rapid intervention decreases morbidity and mortality rates. Read More

Authors:  Pham Huy , Gardner Jeffrey , Stewart Zachary , Thompson Allison

Keywords:  baclofen pump, cerebral palsy, spasticity