What is the role of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) in the evaluation of focal neuropathy?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The test of choice in focal neuropathy is standard NCSs. Entrapment neuropathies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, may be found incidentally when SEPs are recorded. The use of SEP for detection of saphenous neuropathy, intercostal neuropathy, and trigeminal neuropathy has been reported. However, standard NCSs are the preferred diagnostic test for these conditions.


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