What is the role of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) in the evaluation of brain death?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In brain death, peripheral SEP components are preserved. However, potentials generated by structures above the lower medulla are absent.


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