Root stimulation studies in the evaluation of patients with motor neuron disease.

Abstract:

:Nerve root stimulation may be employed in patients with motor neuron disease (MND) to rule out motor neuropathy with conduction block. The diagnostic utility of these studies is unknown, in part because the range of amplitude changes across nerve root segments in patients with active neuronal degeneration has not been well studied. We reviewed root stimulation studies in 32 patients (59 nerves) with MND and found segmental amplitude reduction from 0 to 45%, a range similar to values reported for normal subjects; there was no suggestion of conduction block based on our usual criteria.

journal_name

Neurology

journal_title

Neurology

authors

Raynor EM,Shefner JM,Ross MH,Logigian EL,Hinchey JA

doi

10.1212/wnl.50.6.1907

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-06-01 00:00:00

pages

1907-9

issue

6

eissn

0028-3878

issn

1526-632X

journal_volume

50

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