Somatosensory-evoked potentials

What is Somatosensory-evoked potentials?

Somatosensory-evoked potentials meaning Somatosensory-evoked potentials measure the electrical response (evoked potential) of an area of the brain which has been delicately stimulated by a special probe. Used to pre-determine the function of critical areas of brain tissue so those areas can be avoided during surgery and more extensive tumor removal can be achieved.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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