The Clinical Value of Multimodality Spinal Cord Evoked Potentials in the Prognosis of Spinal Cord Injury
It is well known that there are various degrees of actual spinal cord damage among pateints diagnosed as having a clinically complete traumatic transectic spinal cord transection. It is important to ascertain the actual damaged area in such patients, and also in those with an incomplete spinal cord injury7. The recognition of the location and severity of the damaged area and its extent as related to the anatomical structure of the spinal cord is of considerable practical value to provide additional information to assist in clinical management and concerning the prognosis for the likelihood of recovery of sensory and motor disturbances, beyond what is available by careful clinical neurological examination. It also sometimes gives information to help in the selection of treatment.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Spinal Cord Injury Pyramidal Tract Acute Stage Dorsal Column
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