Somatosensory evoked potentials in a patient with a cervical glioma and syrinx.


Journal Article

Short-latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) were obtained in a 61-year-old patient with a cervical spinal cord glioma extending from C3 to C7. SSEPs in response to tibial nerve stimulation were normal; however, all components of the median nerve responses were markedly abnormal bilaterally (except for normal brachial plexus responses). This selective abnormality of median nerve SSEPs has not been reported previously in a patient with cervical cord tumor associated with a syrinx and illustrates the use of the SSEP in the anatomical localization of the lesion.

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Cited Authors

  • Kaplan, PW; Hosford, DA; Werner, MH; Erwin, CW

Published Date

  • December 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 563 - 565

PubMed ID

  • 2461290

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2461290

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-4694

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0013-4694(88)90154-x


  • eng