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Pre- and Post-operative Evaluation in Patients Affected by Spondylotic Myelopathy

  • U. Borromeo
  • P. Cherubino
  • V. Cosi
Conference paper

Abstract

The clinical status of patients with spondylotic myelopathies and their surgical outcomes can be evaluated by considering certain clinical parameters such as strength, sensitivity, gait and pain. The aim of this study is to examine the characteristics of somatosensory evoked potentials (S.E.P.) before and after cervical spine surgery for spondylotic myelopathy and to see if any correlation exists between S.E.P. recordings and clinical status, according to previously pubhshed data [1, 2].

Keywords

Median Nerve Cervical Disk Cervical Spondylosis Cervical Spine Surgery Interpeak Interval 
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References

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    Siivola J, Sulg I, Heiskari M (1981) Somatosensory evoked potentials in diagnosis of cervical spondylosis and herniated disc. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 52: 276–282PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Yannikas C, Shahani BT, Young RR (1986) Short latency somatosensory evoked potentials from radial, median, ulnar and peroneal nerve stimulation in the assessment of cervical spondylosis. Arch Neurol 43: 1264–1271CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Matsukado Y, Yoshida M, Goya T, Shimosi K (1976) Classification of cervical spondylosis or disc protrusion by preoperative evoked spinal electrogram. J Neurosurg 44: 435–441PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Borromeo
    • 1
  • P. Cherubino
    • 1
  • V. Cosi
    • 1
  1. 1.PaviaItaly

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