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Somatosensory evoked potential monitoring accurately predicts hemi-spinal cord damage: a case report.
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PMID:  3344073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Separate somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were monitored from each lower extremity during instrumentation for a spinal fracture. The SEP disappeared from the right lower extremity after instrumentation, but not from the left lower extremity. The predicted hemi-spinal cord injury was pathologically confirmed. The merits of sequential, as opposed to simultaneous, stimulation of multiple extremities during surgical monitoring are discussed.
W A Friedman; R Richards
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-29     Completed Date:  1988-03-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.
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MeSH Terms
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory*
Fracture Fixation, Internal / adverse effects
Hemorrhage / etiology,  pathology
Intraoperative Complications
Monitoring, Physiologic*
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology,  pathology
Spinal Cord Injuries / diagnosis*,  etiology
Spinal Injuries / surgery
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