Somatosensory evoked potentials in a patient with a cervical glioma and syrinx

Peter W. Kaplan, David A. Hosford, Mark H. Werner, C. William Erwin

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Short-latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) were obtained in a 61-year-old patient with a cervical spinal cord glioma extending from C3 to C7. SSEPs in response to tibial nerve stimulation were normal; however, all components of the median nerve responses were markedly abnormal bilaterally (except for normal brachial plexus responses). This selective abnormality of median nerve SSEPs has not been reported previously in a patient with cervical cord tumor associated with a syrinx and illustrates the use of the SSEP in the anatomical localization of the lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-565
Number of pages3
JournalElectroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1988


  • Somatosensory evoked potentials
  • Spinal cord glioma
  • Syrinx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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