Significato prognostico dei potenziali evocati motori da stimolo magnetico nella patologia compressiva midollare

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of clinical outcome by motor evoked potentials induced by magnetic stimulation in compressive spinal disorders

G. Pelliccioni, O. Scarpino, A. Soccetti, G. Zanoli, F. Greco, M. Guidi, T. Rossi, M. Del Gobbo

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Abstract

The present study was carried out in order to evaluate the usefulness of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) obtained by transcranial magnetic stimulation, in anticipating medullary functional recovery after surgical treatment of spine stabilization. MEPs were studied in 14 patients with traumatic dorsal spinal cord injuries and in 11 patients with neoplastic lesions surgically treated. Electrophysiological data were compared using a functional scale that allows quantification of neurological impairment. MEPs was useful only in predicting clinical recovery in subjects with compressive neoplastic lesions. MEPs performed in traumatic injuries did not contribute any further information to that derived from the clinical examination with the functional scale.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of clinical outcome by motor evoked potentials induced by magnetic stimulation in compressive spinal disorders
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalRivista di Neurobiologia
Volume42
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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    Pelliccioni, G., Scarpino, O., Soccetti, A., Zanoli, G., Greco, F., Guidi, M., Rossi, T., & Del Gobbo, M. (1996). Significato prognostico dei potenziali evocati motori da stimolo magnetico nella patologia compressiva midollare. Rivista di Neurobiologia, 42(5-6), 579-584.