Evoked Spinal Cord Potentials

An Illustrated Guide to Physiology, Pharmacology, and Recording Techniques

  • Tatsuhiko Kano
  • Yoichi Katayama
  • Satoru Fukuda
  • Koki Shimoji
  • William D. WillisJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Bases of Understanding the Spinal Cord

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William D. Willis Jr.
      Pages 3-25
    3. William D. Willis Jr.
      Pages 26-33
    4. William D. Willis Jr.
      Pages 34-39
  3. Somatosensory Evoked Spinal Cord Potentials (Segmental SCPs)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Sumihisa Aida, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 53-64
    3. Yoichi Maruyama, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 65-70
    4. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 71-81
    5. Misao Tomita, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 82-89
    6. Tatsuhiko Kano, Yoshikado Miyagawa
      Pages 90-102
  4. Motor Evoked SCPs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Toshiyuki Tobita, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 105-111
    3. Chikashi Fukaya, Yoichi Katayama, Takamitsu Yamamoto, S. Denda, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 112-133
  5. Case Studies (Clinical Applications)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Hitoshi Fujioka, Koki Shimoji, Tomohiro Yamakura, Chikashi Fukaya, Yoichi Katayama, Tatsuhiko Kano et al.
      Pages 137-173
    3. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Koki Shimoji
      Pages 174-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-215

About this book


Techniques using evoked spinal cord potentials (SCPs) have become important clinical tools for monitoring spinal cord surgery and diagnosing spinal cord diseases. This book surveys the neurophysiological and neuropharmacological bases of evoked SCPs with reference to animal studies and to recording those potentials mainly from the spinal epidural space. Generous use of illustrations promotes understanding of the neurophysiological and neuropharmacological backgrounds of monitoring spinal cord functions, and case studies provide additional insight into the monitoring and diagnosis of spinal cord dysfunction and disease. The book is especially useful for students and those new to the fields of clinical neurophysiology, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, and neuroanesthesia. No other text sets forth the terminology of the components of evoked SCPs as clearly as this volume does with its careful use of lucid explanations and illustrations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tatsuhiko Kano
    • 1
  • Yoichi Katayama
    • 2
  • Satoru Fukuda
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyKurume University School of MedicineKurume
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryNihon University School of MedicineNihon
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and ReanimationFukui University School of MedicineFukui

Editors and affiliations

  • Koki Shimoji
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • William D. WillisJr.
    • 4
  1. 1.Frontier University Ube Graduate School of Human SciencesUbe, YamaguchiJapan
  2. 2.Niigata UniversityNiigata
  3. 3.Saitama Medical CollegeJapan
  4. 4.University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-24026-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-30901-7
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