Comparison Between Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Comparison between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) was done in 30 chronic spinal cord injury patients. A high incidence of syringomyelia (42%) as a posttraumatic later complication was found from the result of the MRI study.
Positive correlation was seen between MRI and SEEP (88%), and neurological evaluation and SSEP (81%). SSEP were useful in detecting spinal cord lesions at levels that are clinically normal. But a false rate of posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the SSEP was relatively high (28%) compared with median (5%) and ulnar nerve stimulation (6%).
KeywordsSpinal Cord Spinal Cord Injury Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study Somatosensory Evoke Potential Spinal Cord Injury Patient
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