Intraoperative monitoring of the bulbocavernosus reflex: the method and its problems.

  title={Intraoperative monitoring of the bulbocavernosus reflex: the method and its problems.},
  author={Zoran Rodi and David Bozidar Vodusek},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  volume={112 5},
OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the method of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring of the bulbocavemosus reflex (BCR) with reference to stimulation and detection. METHODS The study was performed on a group of 65 patients, 53 men and 12 women, who underwent surgery for lower thoracic and lumbar spinal trauma, with no neurological deficit prior to or following surgery. Stimulating electrodes were placed on the dorsum of the penis or the clitoris. Single and double stimuli were used, as… CONTINUE READING

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