Patient's wound dehisced some time after suture removal following implant surgery.
The patient was reportedly seen in hospital emergency room, at which time the wound was "sewn back up.
" at recent office visit, treating neurologist indicated that he could not palpate the generator.
Review of subsequent chest x-ray revealed that no generator was present in the chest along with no evidence of the lead.
Investigation to date has been unable to determine the location of the devices or whether the patient removed the lead and/or generator through the incision sites.
The patient's family member has reportedly searched their home for the lead and generator with no success.
Repeat x-rays and follow up with neurosurgeon are planned.
Investigation to date has been unable to determine the cause of the reported wound dehiscence.