Entirely polytetrafluoroethylene coating for pacemaker system contact dermatitis

Akinori Tamenishi, Akihiko Usui, Hideki Oshima, Yuichi Ueda

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A 63-year-old man underwent pacemaker implantation for complete atrio-ventricular block. The patient repeated admissions for skin necrosis, and generator or pacemaker system was re-implanted each time. The patient was admitted with skin necrosis of the generator pocket three years after re-implantation. A skin patch test was positive on almost all components of the pacemaker system. The patient underwent pacemaker system removal and re-implantation of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sheets coating pericardium leads and generator. There has been no recurrence. PTFE sheet coating is effective to treat pacemaker system contact dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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