Changes in spinal cord excitability in a patient with rhythmic segmental myoclonus.

@article{Lazzaro1996ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in spinal cord excitability in a patient with rhythmic segmental myoclonus.},
  author={Vincenzo Di Lazzaro and Domenico Restuccia and Raffaele Nardone and Antonio Oliviero and Paolo Profice and Angelo Insola and Pietro Altilio Tonali and John C. Rothwell},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={641-4}
}
Paired stimulation of the common peroneal and posterior tibial nerve was used to study the recovery cycle of lumbosacral somatosensory evoked potentials in 10 control subjects and in one patient with rhythmic segmental myoclonus of the leg involving the L2-L4 myotomes. In normal subjects the peripheral nerve volley in the cauda equina had recovered at an interstimulus interval of 3 ms whereas the postsynaptic dorsal horn potential was reduced to about 60% of its control size. Similar results… CONTINUE READING