1994 issue 2


Volume 3, issue 2

Choroby kręgosłupa i rdzenia kręgowego

Neurophysiological examinations in the diagnostics of spinal cord and spine diseases

Maria Rakowicz1
1. Zakładu EEGIEMG Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 197-207
Keywords: spine and spinal cord diseases, neurophysiological diagnostics, evoked potentials, magnetic stimulation


In diseases of spine and spinal cord structures somatosensory evoked potentials and magnetic stimulation allow to assess the functional integrity of sensory and motor spinal tracts. These examinations are a supplementation to new radiological techniques of structural changes imaging. The paper outlines the principle of somatosensory evoked potentials and of motor potentials evoked using a magnetic stimulator. The value of these examinations in the diagnostics of some diseases of the CNS was pointed out. (Author/Eds.)

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