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Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)

There are two different forms of the examination to assess either the upper extremities or the lower extremities. Both tests assess pathways from the limb through the spinal cord and to the brain. Electrodes are pasted to the skin and scalp. While the patient remains in a relaxed position, a small electrical current is applied to the skin, creating a tingling sensation.

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