Show Summary Details
Page of

Somatosensory Evoked Potential 

Somatosensory Evoked Potential
Chapter:
Somatosensory Evoked Potential
Author(s):

Jun Kimura

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199738687.003.0019
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 20 September 2021

Studies of somatosensory evoked potential assess the entire length of the afferent pathwaysin contrast to conventional sensory nerve conduction techniques primarily used to evaluate the distal segment of the peripheral nerve. Most studies focused on the latencies of spinal and scalp potential as a measure of central and peripheral neural conduction. Other areas of interest include field theory, which describes near-field versus far-field potentials in animal and human studies, and the related concept of junctional potential and its clinical implications.This chapter reviews recording techniques and neural sources and discusses diagnostic values and limitations. Published studies have dealt mainly with the median and tibial nerves and, less frequently, with the ulnar and peroneal nerves, and only occasionally with nonlimb nerves such as the trigeminal and pudendal nerves.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.