Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis versus cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a study using transcranial magnetic stimulation with recordings from the trapezius and limb muscles

@article{Truffert2000AmyotrophicLS,
  title={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis versus cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a study using transcranial magnetic stimulation with recordings from the trapezius and limb muscles},
  author={A. Truffert and Kai Michael R{\"o}sler and Michel R. Magistris},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={111},
  pages={1031-1038}
}
OBJECTIVE We report an electrophysiological method to differentiate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) from cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) by transcranial magnetic stimulation were investigated in patients with ALS (n=10) and CSM (n=9). In addition to limb MEPs using the triple stimulation technique (TST) at upper limbs, MEPs recorded from trapezius muscles were compared with those obtained from 23 normal subjects. The parameters studied were… CONTINUE READING

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