Which spinal cord conditions can be assessed by somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs)?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Subacute combined degeneration

  • Cervical spondylosis and myelopathy

  • Syringomyelia, to evaluate the effect of spinal cord compression

  • Hereditary spastic paraplegia

  • Transverse myelitis

  • Multiple sclerosis - Lower-limb SEPs produce a higher yield for detecting abnormalities

  • Vascular lesions

  • Tumors

  • Myelomeningocele

  • Tethered cord syndrome

  • Infectious disorders (eg, human T-lymphocytic virus 1 and HIV)


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