The use of motor evoked potentials in the diagnosis of psychogenic quadriparesis. A case study.

@article{Morota1994TheUO,
  title={The use of motor evoked potentials in the diagnosis of psychogenic quadriparesis. A case study.},
  author={Nobuhito Morota and Vedran Deletis and Kiril Kiprovski and Fred J. Epstein and Rick Abbott},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={203-6}
}
We present a case illustrating the usefulness of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) in differentiating psychogenic from organic postoperative paralysis. Discussed is a 12-year-old girl who underwent surgery for the repair of a recurrent syringomyelia. On the 6 day after a proximal revision of her syringoperitoneal shunt she returned to the hospital with deep quadriparesis, bowel and bladder incontinence, and complaining of severe headache. An MRI scan showed the syrinx to be collapsed, and removal… CONTINUE READING