Somatotopic arrangement of lateral spinothalamic tract in percutaneous cervical cordotomy

H. Iseki, K. Amano, H. Kawamura, T. Tanikawa, H. Kawabatake, M. Notani, T. Shiwaku, K. Kitamura

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As a new clinical approach for the purpose of mapping a lamina analysis, the present report deals with another landmark for insertion of the spinal needle in man other than the usual dentate ligament when performing a percutaneous cordotomy. Electrophysiological studies were made on 19 patients in order to determine the effect of electro-stimulation with a bipolar concentric electrode, as well as to corroborate the position of the electrode radiologically. A new apparatus has been devised so that one can locate the target insertion point easily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-491
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Neurophysiology
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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