what is the possibility of dural tear while explanting scs perc medtronic leads? Original medtronic stim was implanted in 2001. Battery revised 3 times in the past from different physicians. The current one is 3 years old and patient wants the leads to removed. Pt has seen neuro surgery outside who referred to pain physician for removal. Is there any possibility of epidural fibrosis or any other difficulty in explanting leads? Is it advisable to attempt this when there is no neurosurgeon to consult in the hosp?