My son had a Baclofen pump implanted 2 yrs ago...two yrs of having medication increased with no relief. The pump was tested and the catheter is broken or damaged. Should it have been detected that there was a problem before now? We were told this is rare. Is it?
These situations can be very difficult. Baclofen pumps can break and determining that can, at times, be difficult. That said, without knowing the exact details of a case it would be impossible for us to comment on whether it 'should' have been detected.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS, FAAN, FANA, CRND
Vice Chair Translational Research and Ambulatory Affairs
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
Department of Pediatrics