somatosensory evoked potential

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so·ma·to·sen·so·ry e·voked po·ten·tial

the computer-averaged cortical and subcortical responses to repetitive stimulation of peripheral nerve sensory fibers.

somatosensory evoked potential (SEP)

[-sen′sərē]
Etymology: Gk, soma + L, sentire, to feel
evoked potential elicited by repeated stimulation of the pain and touch systems. It is the least reliable of the evoked potentials studied as monitors of neurological function during surgery.
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Use of somatosensory evoked potentials for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic resections.
Postoperative neurological deficits may occur despite unchanged intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials.
Combined monitoring of motor and somatosensory evoked potentials in orthopaedic spinal surgery.
10) All our patients had normal results for visual, auditory and somatosensory evoked potentials (one showed slight prolongation of latency of the visual evoked potential (VEP)), contrasting with other conditions where CNS white matter disease is prominent.
Comparison of the effects of sevoflurane and propofol on cortical somatosensory evoked potentials.
Effects of isoflurane and propofol on cortical somatosensory evoked potentials during comparable depth of anaesthesia as guided by bispectral index.
Effects of sulfentanil on median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials.
Localization of sensory levels in traumatic quadriplegia by segmental somatosensory evoked potentials.
Prognostic value of early somatosensory evoked potentials in the presence of traumatic lesion of the spinal cord [in French].
Somatosensory evoked potentials as an aid in the diagnosis and intraoperative management of spinal stenosis.
Somatosensory evoked potentials during decompression and stabilization of the spine.
Early recovery after closed traumatic head injury: somatosensory evoked potentials and clinical findings.

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