I'm curious if anyone has heard of this problem. My husband had a pump (I believe it was a Metronic or something) in him for the last 3 years. It always protruded from his abdomen and was very red. Last week he had horrible pain. The Dr. thought the pump may be malfunctioning. He operated and was going to change out the pump. Found out that the area around pump has huge amount of white tissue, granuloma formation, due to the "foreign object". So they removed the pump (and part of the catheter) and now he's waiting for a neulogist to see him. Seems the rest of the catheter is embedded in his spine. Anyone experience anything like this or hear of it before? I've been researching website, haven't found anything similar-
"wife of Walt"
Published On: March 26, 2008