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Hi, my mother is 82 years old and 6 years ago implanted a Meditronic SCS which never gave the expected results, ie, there was no improvement in pain. The Medtronic device has discharged and no longer works. The appliance does not cause discomfort when it is switched off. Her doctor said it is advisable to remove the device in a "simple" surgical procedure. My mother suffered a lot to implant the unit and I don't want my mother to undergo another surgery at that age with all the limitations and pains she has. She has surgery trauma. She is already very anxious and nervous just thinking about the procedure, which caused an increase in pain. My question is, if anyone knows. What are the risks of leaving the appliance switched off inside the body? Besides the limitation of not being able to make MRI, what else could happen? Do you know similar cases?