Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2022 , Vol 32 , Num 3
Electrophysiological Evaluation in Cervical Spondylotic Myeloradiculopathy
1Koç Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye Cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy is caused by recurrent spinal cord compression. The clinical presentation of cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy may vary. The diagnosis can be made based on the patient"s history, neurological examination findings, and radiological imaging findings. Depending on the clinical features, the management of the cases can be sustained with a conservative approach or may require surgical intervention. Electromyography and evoked potential studies are helpful in demonstrating the presence, localization, and severity of the lesions in the spinal anterior horn cells, radix, and spinal descending and ascending tracts in the course of cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy. The combination of electromyography, somatosensory evoked potential studies, and motor evoked potential studies can provide crucial information for patient diagnosis and follow-up. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy, Electromyography, Evoked potentials