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TcMEP Transcranial Motors

When corticospinal tracts are stimulated, the stimulation descends the spinal cord and Motor Evoked Responses (TcMEPs) are detectable. TcMEPs may take the form of transcranial MEPs, in which electrical impulses evoked by cranial stimulation are recorded in nerves or extremity musculature. The latter mode monitors anterior cord integrity.

This modality also may take the form of Neurogenic Motor Evoked Responses. The latter are detected in the lower spinal cord following upper spinal cord stimulation. Cork-screw electrodes that stimulate the corticospinal tracts often are employed to apply electrical stimulation over the motor cortex area.