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Title: The role of short latency somatosensory evoked responses in infants with rapidly progressive ventricular dilatation
Authors: De Vries, L S
Pierrat, V
Minami, T
Smet, Maria-Helena
Casaer, Paul #
Issue Date: Aug-1990
Series Title: Neuropediatrics vol:21 issue:3 pages:136-9
Abstract: The effect of hydrocephalus on somatosensory evoked potentials was studied in nine infants. An increase in N1 latency was found in five infants studied longitudinally during a period of progressive ventricular dilatation. A marked decrease in N1 latency was noted in 7 infants, within one week following shunt insertion and in two infants who showed spontaneous arrest of ventricular growth. A correlation was found between cerebrospinal fluid pressure and the delay in N1 latency, but the number of infants studied is still small. SEPs appear to be a useful additional test when assessing infants with progressive ventricular dilatation. Once a baseline value for N1 has been obtained following shunt insertion, SEPs may subsequently be useful when assessing a child with possible shunt dysfunction.
ISSN: 0174-304X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
# (joint) last author

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