Dermatomal Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (DSSEPs) in Patients with Cervical Lesions and Brachial Plexus Injuries in Comparison with Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs)

  • T. Izumi
  • Y. Nishijima
  • M. Okada
  • Y. Yamazaki
  • N. Toda
  • M. Yamaguchi
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Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) have been used as a method of diagnosing the level of cervical lesions and brachial plexus injuries [1, 3, 4, 6]. It seems, however, to be difficult to diagnose damage occuring to a single nerve root at the level of each medullary segment by using SSEPs, which are recorded following stimulation of the nerve trunk.


Ulnar Nerve Wave Pattern Cervical Lesion Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Somatosensory Evoke Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Izumi
    • 1
  • Y. Nishijima
  • M. Okada
  • Y. Yamazaki
  • N. Toda
  • M. Yamaguchi
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery and RehabilitationKanazawa Medical UniversityUchinada-machi, Kahoku-gun, IshikawaJapan

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