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The role of short latency somatosensory evoked responses in infants with rapidly progressive ventricular dilatation.
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PMID:  2234318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of hydrocephalus on somatosensory evoked potentials was studied in nine infants. An increase in N1 latency was found in five infants studied longitudinally during a period of progressive ventricular dilatation. A marked decrease in N1 latency was noted in 7 infants, within one week following shunt insertion and in two infants who showed spontaneous arrest of ventricular growth. A correlation was found between cerebrospinal fluid pressure and the delay in N1 latency, but the number of infants studied is still small. SEPs appear to be a useful additional test when assessing infants with progressive ventricular dilatation. Once a baseline value for N1 has been obtained following shunt insertion, SEPs may subsequently be useful when assessing a child with possible shunt dysfunction.
L S De Vries; V Pierrat; T Minami; M Smet; P Casaer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0174-304X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-04     Completed Date:  1990-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / physiopathology*
Cerebral Ventricles / physiopathology*
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Dilatation, Pathologic / physiopathology
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory / physiology*
Hydrocephalus / physiopathology*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology*
Intracranial Pressure / physiology
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
Reaction Time / physiology*
Somatosensory Cortex / physiopathology

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