Tibial nerve somatosensory evoked potentials in spinal cord hemisection.

  title={Tibial nerve somatosensory evoked potentials in spinal cord hemisection.},
  author={Karen Kaye Bloom and Gary L. Goldberg},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={68 2},
Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) have been studied in many disease states since they were first described by Dawson in 1947. However, there have been very few reports of SEP findings in patients with spinal cord hemisection. On the basis of clinical correlation, Giblin first postulated that the activity giving rise to the initial cortical components of the SEP travels through the dorsal column-lemniscal system. However, the pathway through which these evoked potentials are transmitted has… CONTINUE READING